Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three White Hats

I am working on two portrait  commissions. To brush up on my people skills, I pulled up this photo that I had on my challenging list. This reminds me that I need to sketch hands more, especially waving.
10" x 8" oil on canvas

Monday, March 13, 2017

Landscape with Cattle

The current exhibit at the Burlington Art Guild is of abstract paintings by Tim Laffey. Every good composition can be abstracted and hold up. That is what challenged me to infuse somewhat abstract nature scenes into my animal art. I dropped this painting into Photoshop and applied a filter called cutout to test my painting. 

After looking at this I am wondering if adding a small cow on the hillside might improve the composition.
10" x 8" oil on canvas

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hare in the Grass

Early morning brings out the rabbits around here.  I spotted one in the snow yesterday morning and me without my camera. I had to rely on my photos from last year for this painting.
8" x 10" oil on canvas

After the more recent post I decided to abstract this painting.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Indian Lake

I started this plein air and had to quit early to make it to an opening reception. I tweaked it later, changing the foreground some and working on the waves. It was a very windy day and I could not really make out the waves.
12" x 9" oil on canvas

I did get this small study earlier. The bark came off the tree exposing the wormholes that I imagine led to the demise of this evergreen.
6" x 10" oil on canvas