I’ve been concentrating on working with a loose style. I tend to try to paint too precise (whether or not you can see it) and letting go of “it has to look real” is difficult for me. The blue sky in the above painting looks especially bright, and is not captured well in my photoContinue reading “paintings: a hare, waterlilies, and a bee”
I’m trying to list a painting a day through the summer, and don’t want to overload my subscribers’ (thank you!) email with too many posts. So I am stacking multiple paintings into one blog post. Would you rather see them as one a day? I know people can just delete, but one post a dayContinue reading “paintings: a horse laugh, a goldfinch, and a squirrel”
I spotted my first indigo bunting where I live, but of course did not have my camera on me. Maybe next time! 8″10″ oil on cradled wood board. SOLD, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Terry Colby. What a shy glance from a lovely palomino. I love the way the short maneContinue reading “paintings: an indigo bunting, and a palomino”
I zeroed in on the lovely shoe on this horse because it seemed unusual to me–extra flattened as though long worn. The horse was a draft breed, who appeared used to working. Horseshoes are symbols of good fortune, and I love to paint them! That little hint of tail swoosh brings it all together. IContinue reading “painting: a horseshoe, and a daisy still life”
Didn’t he turn out lovely? Such vibrant colors. The bland background helps make him “pop.” I painted from a photo shared by Roy Heron. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop, here. SOLD, thank you! I love painting roan horses because all the little speckles are so much fun, subtly changingContinue reading “painting: an oriole, and a roan horse”
Painting the bushy squirrel tail is the most fun part, the layers and streaks combining to form such a pop of a puff. Really brings it all together. 9″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop. From a reference photo shared by the generous Les Liddle. My very favorite pose. A glance back,Continue reading “paintings: a squirrel, and a palomino”
12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. I painted from a photo shared by Margaret Townsend. Available in my etsy shop, here. Summer is in full swing here, so I will be painting!
Didn’t this turn out terrific? I can’t take all the credit, as the reference photo I worked from was spot-on with the composition and colors. I merely translated what was already there. Keeping the background indistinct was my challenge, as I tend to go over-literal. So pretty!
I haven’t painted a lot of people, but I think I do okay. ) You can’t go wrong with bunnies. Well, *I* can’t go wrong with bunnies. Are you having a good weekend? Lovely weather here, finally. Seemed like one of the longest winters ever. The flowers are starting to bloom.
6″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. A gray winter day brightened by the promise of spring just around the corner. Available in my Etsy shop. I painted from a photo shared by Terry Colby.