Saturday, September 2, 2017

More work on the Mountain lion

Worked in my studio today...fan blowing. Probably the hotest day of the year but I was compelled.
So here's the progress.  I really enjoy working large. 30" x 40" is about as small as I feel comfortable working.  

I've exaggerated his front leg just to make a point on how large and powerful their legs and paws are.

so here it is ...more work to be done but..


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mountain Lion Painitng

This is a good challenge. I'm using 3 different reference photos. One is just the landscape, the second is is just Conrad the mountain lions head and the 3rd photo is a full body photo of Conrad.  I'm actually enjoying the process. The prep work included a few thumb nails , value studies and notans.
So far I've only used a pallet knife. No brushes, yet.

This is a 30" x 40" oil  on linen.  So here's what it looks like so far.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

The sheeps continue

Onward sheeps....this painting will be finished......but not yet. Progressing slowly.
A flock of sheep.....   24" x 36" oil on canvas...pallet knife and brush.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Mountain Lion Painting

Ok, I'm almost sure this painting is complete. I do see one more possibility , but I'll think on it.
So here it is:

  "Pauma concolor #502"   16" x 20" Oil on canvas



Friday, August 11, 2017

Mountain lion painting

Here's a 16" x 20 " oil on canvas. My reference is a photo I took on a Wildlife shoot at Lions Tigers and Bears last spring.  This is conrad.
I'm Enjoying the process.  Day 4 of working on this painting.
I have quite a few other drawings ready to be made into paintings....very excited and totally immersed.
So here is the current painting on the easel:


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Grizzly Bear painting

This is as far as I'm going to go with this painting. I've met some challenges and feel comfortable enough to let go.


So here it is:  Albert the Silver tip Grizzly    16 x 20 oil on canvas


Monday, July 31, 2017

Grizzly Bear

This here is Albert a sliver tip grizzly . He resides at Lions Tigers and Bears.
I did a wildlfe photography workshop there a while back and got some wonderful photos.

Albert is painted on a 16" x 20" canvas in oil, using pallet knife and brush.  I'm still working on this painting.

  Here it is for now: