Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rodeo drawing

Pulled out the color pencils for this one.

Fun....


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Congas Colors Leopard Painting

One of my favorite subjects to Paint, Conga the leopard.
This is a 30" x 24" oil on Canvas painted mostly with pallet knife.


"Compared to other members of Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but has a smaller, lighter physique. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguar's do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.
The leopard is distinguished by its well-camouflaged fur, opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength (which it uses to move heavy carcasses into trees), as well as its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe, including arid and montane areas, and its ability to run at speeds of up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Leopard Painting Wildlife Oil on Canvas

As I continue to explore color and pallet knife the paintings become more alive. The paintings have lives of there own. Once again I push contrast...because I love contrast.
Here's the start of a new painting.  Conga the leopard from LTB is once again my subject.
This is a 24" x 30" oil on canvas.    More to come... not finished.





Friday, January 13, 2017

Bear Painting continues

I've got some lovely photos to paint from. I took many at LTB last March.  Bears galore. Here's another Bear painting on wood panel. Once again using pallet knife and thick paint and strong vibrant color.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bear Paintings

Just like the cows, I'm working on bears.
I'm working on 9" x 12" wood panels using oil paint.  First I stain the bare wood with  a few coats of Amber shellac . Then I start blocking in large shapes using a pallet knife and thick, impasto paint.

So here it is Voila:


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cow Paintings

I've been experimenting. Thick paint application, impasto, using pallet knife only on board. After a trip up to Palomar Mountain here in San Diego, I took a series of photos of cows on the hillside in the snow.
The landscape was void of detail and the cows were dark silhouettes.
These are small quick paintings.  So here we are an example and more to come.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Sketch for my next painting

Getting ready for the next painting. Three pigs. These ladies were resting when I came upon them here in San Diego. I like the composition. I've worked on a notan and value study now ready to select the substrate and color pallet...I'm having fun with this one