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.
Here's my submission to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas hosted by Heather.
I have always loved birds. The Blue Jay is right at the top of my favorites list along with the Cardinal. Although the Jay is loud and aggressive it's still a marvelous design of shape and color. I think the Lord was trying to get our attention when He created this striking bird. I know He sure got mine.
The Jay is from a photograph. The background....Pure imagination. I hope you like it!
genesis 1:21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Here's my submission to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. June supplied the reference photo.
After a little research, I think this is a golden retriever. The color is much like a light yellow lab but the longer coat says "golden retriever". Correct me if I'm wrong.
I got a bare start on it yesterday. Slept on it and finished with this today. This process really helps in solving problems and making decisions. My li'l ol' brain was at work all night...Think I'll take a nap soon. Hope you all like it!
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My Etsy , Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. "How have we wearied him?" you ask. By saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them" or "Where is the God of justice?"
Here's my submission for the June ADNW painting challenge. This fine challenge is put on by Lee Brown, a very talented artist/ photographer. Thank you, Lee!
I used a tight crop to center in on the portion that caught my eye upon first glance at the total photo. It all came together surprisingly fast.
As always, I tried to make the painting my own...to not slavishly copy the photo. As humans, we have a tendency to be control freaks when painting. The main thing I have picked up on my daily painting jaunts is to carefully observe what the paint does. If it looks good, then leave it alone and move on. Don't try to control every little line by over detailing. In other words, I try to let the paint control me...not me control the paint.
This is my submission to the WDE at Wet Canvas. The image was graciously supplied by Kat. This rooster/cockerel is a resident at Monet's garden in Giverny, France.
Trying something New! I did something different (for me) on this one. Instead of going for the largest brush I could handle, I went with two of my small brushes...plus the palette knife in choice areas. Even though I used small brushes, I resisted the urge to control every stroke which leads to over detailing. I tried to keep the strokes loose and gestural. I like the effect. Do you think it's too "busy"?
Sometimes, just for the heck of it, I review some of my past work. Often I feel like reworking it just to see if I have picked up any new tricks. Most times there is negligible change when I'm done...Darn!
As the title suggests, this is a re do of a painting originally done on July 5, 09. It can be seen here. I basically added a few new colors for punch and heightened the value contrast . Let me know what you really think. Sold
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!