Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Upright Grizzly

Sorry, I missed posting a painting yesterday. I got involved with technical problems with my printer and had to resolve them so that I can print mailing labels...hate it when something gets in the way of my painting! Here's a painting from the recent past which is already sold. I liked this one for the stance of the grizzly and how the color and strokes turned out. Not too sure about the sky, though. The close up of the face tempts me to do a painting of it.
Best wishes, Dean

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hummingbird #2

There's just something almost magical about these wee creatures.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Laid Back Wolf

Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel. I was happy with expression on the wolf's face. Also with the fact that I believe I managed to quit in time to prevent overworking.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Close Up Cow

Oil on 9x12 canvas panel. Sold

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I Kid You Not

Oil on archival 9x12 canvas panel. Sold

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Essence Of Wolf

Today, I felt 'up' for something different. I've been mulling this over in my mind for awhile. The idea is to just paint the essence of the subject and leave all the details out. With the greatest economy of strokes what would make a canvas cry "wolf"?

Much of this surface is just toned with acrylic. The essence is done in oil.

Oil on 7x5 archival canvas panel. Sold

Monday, October 23, 2006

Bear With Cub

Oil on 11x14 stretched canvas. Sold

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Butterfly Demo Completed

Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.Here's our friend, the butterfly, all done and having a sip of necter. The various greens of the background were scumbled in though a few selected lighter areas are thicker. Small bits of the toned canvas flicker through, helping to harmonize the painting. Parts of the butterfly and flower were done with a heavily loaded brush using a single stroke. Once I lay down a thick stroke, I leave it alone. There you have it. All comments would be appreciated on this post. Sold

Best wishes, Dean

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Butterfly ( Demo)

I was asked to show my painting method. Ok, here it goes.... I first tone the support with diluted acrylic. I usually tone in a complementary color to what the subject will be.

After I do the drawing on paper, I transfer it to the support with Saral Transfer Paper. This leaves a white line and for me, breaks the subject into many shapes. I'll wind up matching the color of shapes one by one and not be distracted by what my specific subject is. I love painting like this.

In this case I started with the darks...Ultra. Blue + Alizarin Crimson. Darks were thinned with paint thinner. Next I applied paint directly from the tube. The colors used were White, Yel. Ochre. Ultra. Blue, Cad. Yel. Med., Aliz. Crim., and a small dash of Diox. Purp. I tried to match the color of each panel of the wings. They reminded me of a stained glass window.

That's all I have time for now. Stop in tomorrow when (hopefully) I'll have it done.

Take care, Dean

Friday, October 20, 2006


Oil on 11x14 stretched canvas. Sold

General Patton's Revolver

This is actually a small portion of a larger painting, but I think it stands well on it's own. Acrylic, approx. 7x5.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Golden Pair

Here's a pair of labs I did in acrylic. To fine tune color and blend I applied some Berol Prismacolor Pencils. Acrylic and color pencil on 9x12 matboard.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I will most likely post a few paintings from the recent past over the next couple days. I'm in the process of working on a large commissioned painting and must commit some time to it.

Here's another cow painting that I enjoyed doing.

Oil on 11x14 stretched canvas. Sold

Monday, October 16, 2006

Cow And Calf

I like how this painting turned out..the play of complementaries against each other and the loose brushwork. Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Contemplating Porker

Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

White Longhorn

Oil on 11x14 archival canvas panel.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Oil on 8x10 archival canvas panel. Sold

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mirror To The Soul

This painting is a first for me. This is a painting of a close-up of a previous painting...confusing...eh? Often when photographing my paintings, I'll do a close-up detail in order to show the strokes/texture. Many times I'll see the close-up as more captivating than the original! The Cat posted Fri. Oct. 6 was such a case. Plus I really liked the lighting effect and had never been able to reproduce it again. This time I came really close to succeeding and I'm pretty pleased with the resulting painting.

Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Collie Profile

Oil on 12x9 archival canvas panel. Sold

Monday, October 09, 2006


Oil on 12x9 archival canvas panel. Sold

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Egret On A Bad Hair/Feather Day

Usually these birds can be seen at water's edge posing regally. The wind has really ruffled this ones feathers and deflated the egret's ego. Looks like he's sayin',"don't mess with my 'do'."

Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.
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Saturday, October 07, 2006


Why does a hummingbird hum? Because he forgot the words!...Oh, you've heard that one before?? Sorry. ;)
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Back Light Cat

Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel. Sold. To see available paintings Click here

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Three Kittens

Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel. This Painting has been sold. To see available paintingsClick here
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