Saturday, July 26, 2014

Leader Of The Pack-Goslings

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Approx. 5x7 graphite on Canson 100 lb. Bristol paper. Slight use of colored pencil for variety.


This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Li was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!


I really wanted to do a painting of these goslings, But since I was running short of time went a quicker route...graphite.


C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting.

Matthew 5:14a, 16     "You are the light of the world ... In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

In Control-Lion

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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Jean was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!

Had to try this King Of Beasts. It turned out to be more difficult than I had at first imagined.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting.

Matthew 11:28     Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Raven

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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. EP was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!
Ravens are super smart birds and are truly impressive looking! In my younger days, I had a pet crow named Crawford. Crows and ravens are very similar.

I really wanted to paint this over a ground of black gesso. It really worked out well on some ravens I painted a few years ago. But today I didn't have time to apply gesso and have it dry completely. So I did it against a ground of thinned red acrylic....just didn't have the same feel.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!   

Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Hard At Work-Boy Figurative

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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Jess, in Florida, was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!
This Jess's boy having fun at the beach.  I tried to go with the "less is more" theory and staying loose. This one just seemed to flow right along. Hope you like it.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment!


Psalm 56: 3-4         "But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?"

Friday, July 04, 2014

4th Of July 2014

Happy 238th Birthday!

Acrylic on hardboard.

This painting is a repost from 2009. Still appropriate for today.

The principle of our republic is based on God given rights! Understand, that if America loses God...we lose those rights.

I have always held patriotism for the United States of America strongly in my heart-but now, more and more,  am afraid for my country because it feels like hope is being dashed by all these huge rapid fire changes." This is only my honest opinion, so if I rile anyone , I apologize.

I am also of the opinion that there is a much higher power than Washington,DC. He is watching over us all.
And through Him, we will pull through fine.
I am proud of the the USA. Look at any country (or person) closely enough and you will see faults. But there's an overwhelming amount to be proud of...not ashamed of.
Happy birthday America!!!! Know that you are still loved!

God bless the USA!


2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Please take a minute and listen to this song.

In God We Still Trust

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Who...Me?-Boston Terrier

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 Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Susan, in Florida, was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!

Had to try her Boston Terrier named Henry! That innocent expression really needed to be painted.

This is oil on a 7x5 canvas panel. I first toned the support with red acrylic, then painted away with oils (thickly applied in selected spots). I debated about painting the background, but decided against it. The little guy looked perfectly at home against the original acrylic background.
Hope ya like it!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!


 Psalm 145:8     "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness."
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pigment Of My Imagination-Brahman Bull

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Acrylic on 5x7gesso board.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Ros in Australia was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!


I just had to do the Brahman bull.
Last week Kate did a fine painting along the lines of the watercolor master, Judi Betts. She's been a favorite of mine for years, so I researched her methods. This is my poor attempt at her technique. Instead of watercolor this is acrylic on a 5x7 gesso board. I had it going pretty good then started to overwork it.

Ros also suggested that we use a media that different than our normal. Thanks for the challenge, Ros!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!


Psalm 28:9        Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Got Milk?-Cow Portrait

This is a touch up of the cow. A talented friend at the WDE commented " I would define the bottom a bit. It's now a sandwich with bottom and upper part red and the interesting part in the middle. By letting the yellow (or black)partly enter the bottom part it makes it less symetrical. Just a thought"

I saw exactly what she meant (ah, the value of fresh eyes)! So I added more yellows in the bottom left...a bit more hide color down the right side....plus a hint of color down the front of her neck. I think it all helped to make the painting seem more complete.
Thanks for those suggestions, Connie!

My redo is on top...the original is immediately below.
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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Scatty was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!

 I just couldn't resist painting this face! Enjoyed the lighting and inventing a background.
I tried to lay the paint on a bit extra thick.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting! Those comments mean a lot!


Psalm 5:11       But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The Florist-Pig

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 Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Valri was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of great photos.

 I may be starting a trend for myself. This is my second pig in two weeks. They may be waiting for their buddy so they can go to market.
Painting the color "white" is always fun.

.C&C is welcome. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

Psalm 118: 6    The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Snack Time-Pig

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 Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Athena was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of great photos!

 I just couldn't resist the pig. They usually strike me as humorous critters. Dunno...might just be me.

This is oil on a 7x5 canvas panel. You can look down and see each phase of this painting. From the toning of the support with thinned alizarin crimson...to the sketch...to the thin layer of mid value colors...to the climax of the thick, bright, sun lit areas.
Hope y'all like it!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!

Matthew 3:16     And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Growing And Going UP-Giraffe + Memorial Day 2014

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 Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Lin was the super host this week who provided a bunch of great photos!

 I really liked the rim light on this young giraffe. Once again, I tried to take the colorist approach. Still feel I have quite a ways to go to get comfortable in this style. But I enjoyed it!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!
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Memorial Day
Remember them always.........


ETERNAL
REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.
Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
NA

This image is a painting I posted on Memorial Day 2009.

Please take some time today to quietly thank God for the multitude of servicemen and women who gave their all for this nation we are so blessed to be living in.

When you are out and about and you see the military , don't be embarrassed to thank them personally for all they do.

Remember always to praise and pray. Praise our finest young citizens in the service...And pray for peace.

Psalm 16:8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Menu Planner-Lioness

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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Connie was the super host this week who provided a bunch of great photos!
Loved the intense gaze of the lioness. The big cats are fascinating.
This is oil on a 5x7 canvas panel. I pushed myself to take a more colorist approach on this one, and I really enjoyed it. I'm fairly happy with the result.

C&C welcome. Thanks for stopping in and commenting!
 Proverbs 30:5       Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wide Eyed And Alert-Rabbit

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Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Mary was the super host this week who provided a bunch of great photos!

 I cropped in for a close up on the rabbit. Loved those eyes!


C&C Welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!
 Proverbs 31:28-29        Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
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For Mother's Day
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Acrylic on 8x10 mat board.
NFS

This painting was done in 2004 shortly after the passing of my wife, Kay. Roses were her favorite flower. Roses were also the favorite flower of my mother.

So I post this in memory of the two great greatest people who have ever resided in my heart.

The video is for all the Moms who have gone on.

I have re posted this video from Celeste Bergin's fine blog.



Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away
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