Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"CHAMPION"

This magnificent dog was a competitor at the cattle dog trials a couple of weekends ago. I can't get enough of this great dog. Thanks for following.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"POUDE"

Here's a portrait for the fund raiser. I had a heck of a time working with the photo - it took me till today to figure out why. Poude was standing on all fours which made it difficult to differentiate between the body and the head especially since he's mostly black. I had to pretend he was sitting and try to imagine his shape - don't know if I even came close. So if you are ordering a portrait think about the pose and how it translates into a painting. If not satisfied I'll give it another go. It's all practice.  Thanks!

Monday, June 24, 2013

"TAKE IT OFF"

Mustang rally. I have been trying some new stuff will post soon. I was invited to show at Harwigs for July and it's been quite unnerving. I have 2 weeks to prepare a show - it will be a retrospective of the last 3 years - but I'm trying to get a few new things to show.
I've been going crazy hence the lack of posts. I've been painting like crazy just no pics yet.
Opening for Harwigs will be July 5th Friday 5 to 8. If you're  in town please stop by.
More later. Thanks for following.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"THE GREEK"

I met this woman on the beach May of 2011. She didn't speak any english but her daughter said it was OK to snap a pic. I've waited this long to paint her because I didn't know how to accomplish the task. The time was right. Thanks for following.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"LOONY LU"

TIP: If you ever want a studio type photo of your pet take the picture out on the snow in the shadows on a sunny day. I couldn't believe the colors and reflected light from the photo I used of LuLu to paint this portrait. Learning something new every day. Thanks for following.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"HOW DO I GET TO CARNEGIE HALL..............PRACTICE"


 Well -  I figure I better practice and get some new samples if I'm going to paint pets for a fund raiser. It's been a while since I've done any animals and it's pretty intimidating - I gotta get through it.
Also - I'm signing my paintings on the front - I guess that is what's expected of a painter - I hope it's not too distracting.  Thanks for following.




Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"WE'VE GOT A WINNER!"SOLD




















First           attempt                                                                         Second attempt SOLD
Running with a prize toy in her hand.
I revised "THERE'S A GREEN ONE...." if interested see one blog down!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

"AND A YELLOW ONE..."

I could paint these ferris wheel cars all day. Love them. Thanks for following. Carnival continues until I get it right.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

"THERE'S A GREEN ONE..."













Finally some results. Today was a break through day for me. I just never thought it was ever going to happen again.




                                                                                    Revised 6/11/13

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"THERE'S A PINK ONE..."

REVISED ON RIGHT - DARKENED THE SKY & ADDED SOME HIGHLIGHTS!
Coming A GREEN ONE - BLUE ONE - AND A YELLOW ONE!
I'm looking for my mojo! Thanks for following.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"CARNIVAL"

"SHADOW MOMENT"
I'm ready to paint some bright colors. I went to the carnival on sunday - the carnival was full of color and fun - this week will be all carnival all the time.  Thanks!