On this venture of mine I plan to do a number of things. To post paintings which are for sale...to post a daily painting...and show some works in progress( demos). The art will be in Oils with an Acrylic sneaking in now and then.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. I couldn't resist the Western Meadowlark for this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Susan, the hostess, supplied this reference pic....Birds held a real fascination for me as a young boy...it may have been the need to draw them that got me interested in art those many years ago. Available Email me to inquire about purchasing
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. Here's another cow portrait. I pre mixed the majority of the paint before starting like I did on the last post with the longhorn...ala Mr. Gardner. I'm a lot happier with the result this time. I added what was needed or combined parts of my five pre mixtures to get more color variations. The texture is nice...applied with both painting knife and brush.
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Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. I tried pre mixing most my colors before starting to apply any paint. I thought I'd give this method a try. A very good artist that I've been watching uses this method. His name is Frank Gardner...you can see him here. It sped the process somewhat, but I tended to keep adding and changing the colors as I painted. I felt I wound up painting just like I have for the last trillion years. You all know the story about old dogs and new tricks,heh. Pre mixing is a commendable method....I'll have to do more to get it down properly. Thanks, Frank! Happy Eastereveryone!! Available Email me to inquire about purchasing
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. A majestic grizzly getting breakfast in a mountain stream. I just love painting bears! Complementary colors are everywhere and the paint is thick, applied with a painting knife and brush... I had fun doing it. Hope you enjoy! Available Email me to inquire about purchasing
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. Some times I like to give myself an assignment of sorts before I start a painting...just for the challenge. For this painting of a rooster I set myself the goal to invent, push color, and play with different aspects. Not too sure that I made a successful painting but it was interesting. I may have to go back in it and lighten it up a bit. Let me know what you think. I had a terrible time photographing these colors plus the glare was hard to eliminate. This was as close as I could come after about seven tries in different lighting conditions. Available Email me to inquire about purchasing
Oil on 7x5 archival canvas panel. Here is a re-do. I originally posted this painting on Jan.19, '08. At the time, I was displeased with something in it...but not sure exactly what. After looking it over today, I really felt it needed more vibrant color. The original background was dark and dull. There was too much over all purple throughout the piece. Now the background sings with vibrant complements and the lighter areas of fur have been rescued with thicker, more textured paint. Now I feel it's a lot more successful as a painting! Available Email me to inquire about purchasing
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. It has been awhile since I last posted. I haven't been up to anything especially time consuming, so there's no excuse for my lack of recent blogging. But I think in those times of apparent inactivity I'm actually workin' my brain to the bone...Lol. I'm "painting in my head". When I started this painting today everything seemed to happen as if on "automatic pilot". Complementaries everywhere and thick paint applied with painting knife and brush...I've used this approach before...but today there was much more ease and assuredness in application. I had fun doing it. Hope you enjoy! Unavailable Email me
Oil on archival canvas panel. I just got a different kind of wine. It tastes fine, but as usual, what got my attention was the appearance of the bottle. It's a dark green glass, but this only shows up in some reflections. I just had fun trying to recreate all the colors that were present in the bottle and glass. Unavailable Email me
Ah....The idyllic scene. Wish I were there on the banks of the stream..in the warm sunshine...How very , very, fine. How very un-February like. A very successful painter said: "Apply your paint as though you were a millionaire." In other words: don't be stingy and skimp! Suddenly, I realized how close I am to being a millionaire...just short by somewhere in the area of 999,999,850! So, I laid the paint on with gusto!! I applied the paint with a painting knife and brush. Achieved plenty of texture. I hope you enjoy it! Unavailable Email me
I enjoy painting all subjects. To cause a viewer to pause and see the beauty in even a mundane object. But I must admit my special interest is animals of all sorts.
While I did attend the Columbus College of Art And Design for one year, I am largely self taught. My main contemporary influences are Richard Schmid and Scott Burdick.
Hope you enjoy my art, and please feel free to comment, or email me ...I'd love to hear your questions or thoughts!