Tuesday, January 17, 2017

White Oak Lake

I missed posting this from a plein air outing last fall. 
14" x 11" oil on canvas

Lacey Keosauqua Creek Oil

This is an oil painting of a previous scene I did in pastel. The local art center is having a themed exhibit titled "Many Hats". My take on that is to paint the same scene in different mediums, pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor.

Dun Horse

I started this painting years ago and put it aside unfinished. It was composed in Photoshop by moving the horses around on a background. Below are the various versions. 
16" x 16" oil on Ampersand gessobord.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Abstract in Nature

Painted this plein air last fall. The scene had an abstract quality to it. I like a lot of abstract art and have swapped my art for theirs. This I was painting just for the fun of it.
12" x 9" oil on canvas

This was painted a few years ago with the same idea.

Another abstracted landscape painted a few years ago

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sports awards

I have a commission to draw the nominees for the sports banquet. This job was given to me at the last minute and I was also expected to write the short bio from stats in outline form given me. I guess the bios are right but if they aren't it is because I don't know what they are talking about.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Under the Shade Tree

This was an update originally the front legs seemed natural. 

Back to painting from photos. This time challenging myself to fix an image by filling in the background with something I made up. I also edited the main image mostly to make it easier by simplifying it. You don't have to paint every spot unless it is a commission.
12" x 6" oil on canvas

I cut out the background to make it easier to concentrate on the horse shapes.