Saturday, April 30, 2011

Iris no 3

The Irises will be out soon and I can't wait so I pull out my photos to practice. This is from my yard so I should be able to paint plein air soon.
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Show Calf Pose

This young man was checking the back legs. In the show ring the back legs are streched out to the back much like they are in the dog shows.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Sky Study no 5

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Modern Woman

This was part of a painting challenge based on a photo of a young woman texting in front of a fountain. I added the Statue just to make it more challenging.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dappled Gray Mare Grazing

I edited the photo for this one. The original was a scene at the local rodeo.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

White Heron

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This Heron was photographed in Florida. Around the Midwest you cannot get close enough to get a detailed photo.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Rabbit in the Marigolds

It will soon be Easter so I decided to paint a rabbit. My grandchildren wanted it.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

AJ

This was my son when he was 5. He would not be caught dead wearing a turtleneck now. He's lucky I decided to omit the Mickey Mouse suspenders.
This is a portrait using the complementary colors of red and green.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alisabeth

I choose this girl because her blue eyes and dress work well with the color scheme of blue and red, giving me the warms and cools. The cool blue eyes act as an accent for the painting.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Three Pears no. 2

This was the painting I choose for the challenge. I used complementary color scheme of purple and green.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Three Pears no3

This was another option for the challenge. I used basically the same paint I had on my pallette for all three paintings. This one I used ultramarine blue instead of quinocridrone violet  and more yellow than green making this one a triad color scheme.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Two Pears no1

This was one of the possibilities for the latest Daily Paintworks challenge. I used the yellow green, blue green and reddish purple triad for this one. 
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sky Study with Early Moon

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This is a study for a painting. When I work from photos I will add a different sky than what is in the photograph.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Clouds no2

I am working on clouds for a larger painting. This is the second study for the sky. When plein air painting you will not always get the perfect sky and even when I do the clouds move too fast for my skills. I will paint the sky to record atmospheric conditions and also take pictures.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Magnolia no7

I managed to finish two magnolia paintings plein air painting in front of my house. The time before that I drove 25 miles to Shimek Forest and finished one painting, which when I got home, I wiped off the canvas.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

magnolia no6

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This is my plein air painting. We have a magnolia bush in our front yard, so I did not have to go far.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hilltop House

Since I did not post yesterday, although I did paint, I am posting two paintings today. This was from a photo I took years ago.
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What are You, Chicken?

This is my entry for the latest Daily Paintworks Challenge.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Horse Pasture Study

This is combining a couple of the last horse studies into a pasture scene. I plan to use this 6x6 study for a 12x12 painting. I don't know if I like the landscape in the background.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Horse study

This is the second horse study. The horse had small spots which I don't know if I should change to a solid color.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

study for pasture scene

This is one of two horses I plan to put in a larger painting. I think I need to work on this one more. I will repost it after I decide what it needs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arabian no 7

When I get behind on the daily painting I'll add a subject that I can turn out fast. When these photos were taken the camera was set to continuous, so you will see a lot of horses at various stages of movement. I went out plein air painting and forgot my medium so I was painting with straight tube paint. When I got home I wiped the canvases with turpentine. This is painted over one of those which left just enough medium for a great ground.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Landscape Challenge 2

This is the second painting for the daily painters challenge. This one is based on the reference photo below. The challenge was to edit the photo for the painting.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel. $50

Monday, April 4, 2011

Landscape Challenge


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This painting was part of the Daily paintworks challenge. The challenge was to edit the landscape photo.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rabbit no 2

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This came from a photo of a rabbit at the county fair. I have tried to photograph them in the wild but I guess I am not very good at sneaking up on them. So I have to photograph them in the cage and edit out the cage.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel $50

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Geode Creek no 5

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The photo for this one was just for reference. I am still trying to work on painting rocks and flowing water.