Monday, September 29, 2008

New work...

I usually work on my pencils in the evenings, so they take me a while to get done. This is a rancher from South Dakota that I photographed during a cattle drive. This horse's eyes never left the cows or strayed from the job at hand. You can't put a price on a horse like that.
This is a commission that I finished last week. This birdhouse is in a neighbor's yard and I have wanted to paint it for some time. I loved placing the yellows in contrast to each other. I call this one House Hunting. It is oil on canvas.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


This is a commission that I have been working on. You have no idea how hard it is to paint a snowy scene when the sun is shining outside and it is 75 degrees! I have all kinds of reference outside my window. There are chickadees, goldfinches, woodpeckers and orioles everywhere. We even have a deer and two fawns that come every day to the feeder. The larger of the two fawns has found a taste for my tomatoes unfortunately and I end up running them off every morning.
I will post as often as I can, but I have broken two ribs recently and have not been able to sit for long periods of time. So when I am not painting, I am researching my reference for more paintings. So hopefully I will be able to post more as I heal up.