I let all the colors flow organically, without any planning. Or, which is to say, I started with a little bit of planning but that fell apart right away and it just painted itself. I love how it turned out. I painted from a reference photo shared by Nadi Spencer 11″x14″ oil on cradled woodContinue reading “painting: colorful horse”
I think when I started this bun, I expected him to turn out more brown. Somehow all the blue/gray crept in. Funny how that happens, all on its own. Sometimes I’m just as surprised how these turn out as are you. 🙂 I painted from a reference photo shared by Linda MacMillan. 9″x12″ oil onContinue reading “painting: cottontail”
I had a day where I tried to paint expressively, with lots of colors. This happy little guy flowed right off my brush. 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop!
I painted with a very free style, trying to capture the fuzziness of these alpaca. Yes, it strikes me now that they are alpaca and not llama. Sigh. Any opinions which one they are? I painted from a reference photo shared by Bari Padgett. 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop.Continue reading “painting: mama & me llama”
I was interested in the reflections in the water, and the fuzziness creating the halo around the ducky. Such an innocent moment. I painted from a photo shared by Les Liddle. 6″x12″ oil on cradled wood board, available in my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking.
I called this one “firework,” because in person the colors really pop and burst outwards. The photo does not quite capture this, I’m not sure why. I love those eyes. 9″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking. 😀
I bought a lot of these wood boards to use just before the price of wood started skyrocketing. When I went to replenish my supply, I saw they are being hit by the price increase. Believe me, I am not pricing these higher than canvas paintings just because I think I deserve a raise–the woodContinue reading “painting: hare”
Birds are sort of miraculous to me, especially the little ones. How does this guy keep those toothpick legs warm through the winter? I understand fluffing the feather produces a kind of insulation in the air pockets, but what about those teeny weeny feet? 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop.Continue reading “painting: chickadee-dee-dee”
If you notice some areas of the darker color seem shinier than others, this is because I took the photo before varnishing the painting. Sometimes varnish will cause a photo glare, so wait to varnish. In this case, varnish would even out the shininess so everything is uniform. Varnish both protects the colors from fading,Continue reading “painting: black bear”
Another Highland cow, just because I think they are beautiful. I painted from a reference photo shared by Ali Thom. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. 😀