All the fairs and rodeos around here were cancelled last summer, but it looks like we’re on for this year. I’m hoping there will be lots of models like this handsome fellow. 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.
The colors feel like the end of summer, don’t they? The fields are done performing, the hillsides have died back. Slow, and peaceful, down the road. Oil on cradled wood board, available here.
I didn’t save the name of the person who took the reference photo (bad Sandra), but it was a photo shared on Free Reference Photos for Artists. 12″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. I love how the moment is very different from most crow images. From a photo shared byContinue reading “3 paintings: a crow, a horse, a pug”
I haven’t painted a large horse portrait in quite a while, and this guy called to me. I love the mix of soft browns with the blues. I painted from a photo shared by Gary Odell. 18″x18″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop. 🙂
Oh, can I tell you how difficult this one was? Like pulling teeth. I got the horses painted, and then stalled. And stalled. So it sat on my easel for six months. Maybe longer. Mocking me every time I sat down to paint. I wasn’t sure I could carry off the water, and had putContinue reading “painting: horses at the stream”
What a gorgeous horse, it was hard to go wrong painting her–which is to say, there’s no wrong way to paint such a perfect moment. I painted from a reference photo graciously shared by Rita Gallaway at Majestic Spanish Horses. I may paint this horse again in another color-way. Actually, I’d originally imagined her paintedContinue reading “painting: horse glance”
A couple days last week I concentrated on being a little more expressionistic. Use the unexpected color. Try to paint looser. Loose is difficult for me, so I have to make a point of trying all the tricks and crossing my fingers. 11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board, available in my Etsy shop. 🙂 IContinue reading “painting: mama horse and foal”
The colors are particularly vivid, the yellows contrasting against the dark purple. I think it looks like an autumn scene, though it could be any time of year. The golden light perhaps speaks to a dusty, long hot day. I used a reference photo shared by Gary Odell. 12″x12″ oil on canvas. Available in myContinue reading “painting: horse at the stream”
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 painted from a photo taken by Christi Scalera. The light was particularly nice, and made this one really easy. 10″x10″ Oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, Thank you!