Oil on canvas, 12″x12″ Another painting from a reference photo by Gary Odell. I pulled several of his images one weekend, and was so excited by them that I sat and painted them over the next couple weeks. The lighting, the poses…each had something special I wanted to interpret through paint. In this one, itContinue reading “painting: reflection”
Both of these paintings were painted from reference photos taken by people other than me. If an image is good and a person is kind enough to share, I don’t mind that the same image might be painted by 100 other artists. We all have a different take on it, so I’m okay with that.Continue reading “paintings: mama horses & foals (07/18/18)”
I’ve been looking at this one on my wall all week, and I love it so much. At first glance it could be an abstract of colors, maybe a close-up of a rock, and then it adjusts in my mind to a horse eye looking back at me. 8″x8″ oil on stretched canvas, wired onContinue reading “painting: horse eye”
We had company last week, so I didn’t get any painting done at all. I *did* list these paintings on etsy, though. Sorrel Horse, 10″x20″ oil on stretched canvas, available here. A lionhead rabbit, 8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas, available here. A sorrel horse eye, 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available hereSOLD. A Doberman dog,Continue reading “a variety of new paintings, August 16, 2014”
I painted these horses in a larger size and more subdued colors, and thought I would paint them again in super brights. They are taken almost to an abstract level, but still are clearly horses. 10″x30″ oil on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop.
I meant to say a few words about painting this horse, so here goes. I started with the face, even though it’s a large canvas and I would normally start on the right side of a canvas since I am left handed — this stops me from smearing paint with my sleeve as I moveContinue reading “musing about painting”
This is my favorite bunny pose from my new crop of bunny photos. Thank goodness for the fair, where I can take a LOT of bunny photos! Most of the time the bunnies are lounging, or nervous, but now and then you get a really good shot. My alternate title for this painting is, “NowContinue reading “Bunny Buddha Painting”
I’m taking my Christmas break from selling on ebay, and won’t have any more paintings there until Dec. 29. In the meanwhile, I’m going to be listing one here and there on etsy throughout the month. I finished up this grizzly bear painting, and I’m happy with how he turned out. This is from myContinue reading “painting: a grizzly bear”
I’m looking through my photos trying to find some fresh inspiration. This little goldfinch jumped out at me. He’s a perfect example of something that occurs naturally, but which the eye does not accept in a painting. He is flying away from the birdfeeder, his wings all the way closed at this exact moment. HeContinue reading “Fooling the eye”
Sometimes I wish I could just say, “Done!” halfway through a painting. She’s so beautiful, I don’t want to keep painting and maybe mess it up. Her eyes are white with cataracts, but I think it helps to give her a luminous glow, don’t you think?