Wednesday, February 29, 2012

red rose

I do not know what kind of paper this is. I have several brands around and this was a partial. It really soaked up the paint which explains how I got the deep reds. Now I wish I knew.
6x8 watercolor

Monday, February 27, 2012


I don't really know what kind of Buterfly/moth this is, but it worked well on the background.
10 x 10 Watercolor on 140 cold pressed

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Three Sheep

I have not painted in watercolor for a year and this is my first warm up. A little faded. I need to get up to speed as I have a commission due in a month.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

David's Chamber

This was painted from a photograph. This location is a favorite spot for plein air painting. One day when painting there with a friend I left a covered pallette on the ground and forgot it. I went back a four days later and it was gone. It was not worth anything to anyone but another artist so I suspect that someone picked it up and threw it in the trash, which was hauled away.
6x6 Oil on Ampersand panel.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mari and the Dove

Shortly after first posting this painting I wiped off the background. After thinking about it I decided to make up this background. I may do some minor editing on parts of it, but for the most part this is it. Also I needed to retake the photo under better lighting.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mari and the Dove

Mari was really holding a ceramic horse but this appealed to me.
6x6 Oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

AJ and Trouble

I did not get this finished before night. I usually take pictures in natural light. I will take a photo and repost later.
This was a combination of the two photos. I guessed at the pose on the dog since the photo was the one I used from a previous post, "Australian Shepherd".

Sunday, February 12, 2012

White Horse and Foal

I made up the background on this one and looking at it think I need to revaluate it.
16 x 20 Acrylic on Panel

Saturday, February 11, 2012


This is a portrait I am currently working on. Putting it on the easel where it can be viewed helps give me perspective on what it needs.
16 x 20 oil on Ampersand panel

Thursday, February 9, 2012

White Horse in Winter

The horse was added because I thought it needed something there. I contemplated putting a cow there. Now that I look at it, there needs to be a fence somewhere. Maybe one of those snow fences.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sneaking Out of the Bag

This is an acrylic painting. Painting in acrylic lets me cover over my whites without worrying about disturbing the paint below. I will use the medium intented for airbrush applications to get some sort of blending techniques. I sometimes paint in acrylic on site to avoid messing with solvents.
19 x 9 Acrylic on gessoed masonite panel.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grazing Horses

I have tried this composition several times. I want to make paint it in a larger format but so far I have not been able to pull it together. The two horses each came from different reference material and the background was edited to work with the composition. In this version I reversed the white horse.
8x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Red Rose

I found this vase in a store and like it's shape. I am not sure about how it works with flowers. Maybe with several daisies, something that does not have a heavy flower.
8x6 Oil on Raymar panel.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Round Bales in a Square Field

When I was growing up all the bales were square. They made great building blocks and we used to take those bales and build tunnels with them. It was probably not safe but we did a lot of things back then that wasn't safe. I wonder what the kids are doing with these bales?