Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Small steps....

Small steps indeed! These were supposed to be quick little studies, but are turning out to be much more. With tack, ropes, bits, leather....whew. It is just a series of glazing color over color, the key is to see past the stage you are on. Building a strong foundation is the key to a good painting. I am happy with the progression so far.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Working Class-WIP

Just adding in the backgrounds and layers...this is the fun part, unfortunately it is also the slow part!

Work in progress-Working Class

As usual, I am running behind. The San Dimas Western Show is just around the corner and I am cranking to get work out. These are two of four 5x7 oils in a series I am doing called The Working Class. Every horse I am painting work at various jobs at ranches in the midwest. The top is a pleasure horse that shows regularly, and successfully, in Minnesota. The next is a cutting horse on a ranch in South Dakota. This is just the underpainting for both, I love the color burnt orange for my basic layouts. I will glaze the direct colors over them in the next few days. Stay tuned...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Two dogs...

These are two dog paintings I did for a current online dog portrait competition...One is my dog , a corgi, Dakota, and the other is a friend's Great Dane. I hope you like them.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Cardinals everywhere!

It is that time of year where there are cardinals pairing up and all over the place. This is our mailbox and swag.