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! SOLD, Thank you!
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. 😀 SOLD, Thank you!