painting: mama & me llama

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”

painting: chickadee-dee-dee

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”

painting: black bear

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”