Saturday, November 21, 2020

Young Cambria Buck

 Watched this Buck when I visited Cambria Ca. last December. I was sitting on a deck off the upstairs bedroom looking down when he came by with his family .

Trying to remain subtle in my values here...for me this requires concentration and control....Challenging but rewarding.

So here he 3 .  Just a bit more to go.

20 x 16 oil on linen

Monday, November 16, 2020

Leopard time

 Catching Conga the leopards expression as she peered around a structure was priceless. Wide eyed, focused and ready to pounce. Working from the photograph...this is a painting I will label part of the process.

This may be as far as I take it....... for now here she is:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fun time

 I enjoy exploring and trying new ways...staying connected to my creative spirit...

When I work to create for myself all kinds of good and sometimes not so good things emerge. Having a voice is one thing but sharing it is another..

So without further ado here's what I've been working on. These are small oil on birchwood using only pallet

Saturday, October 3, 2020

It's Bear time....

 The painting I am presently working on is a Grizzly Bear named Albert.  I took photos of him when I visited Lions Tigers and Bears in San Diego. He has since passed.

I wanted to show his Bigness...he also seemed to have a very gentle soul.  Albert and his sister Cherry Bomb were captive their whole lives.

This is a 18" x 24" oil on line board.   Almost complete, maybe one more day...

Saturday, September 12, 2020

I finished the Coyote

 This is a 24" x 30" oil on linen.   In preparation for autumn....leaving the summer heat behind.....

Tentatively Perched, Anticipating what's to come.....

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Coyote...tentatively balanced on a rock

 Here's the painting I'm currently working on. It's a 24" x 30" oil on linen.

This coyote has a possible dinner in sight but he's awkwardly teetering on a rock. Holding still with strong interest in what might be a bite to eat.

Working this one from mid tones out.  Practicing patience and some control.  Day 4.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Dancing in the Sunlight....A new Bear Painting

 Here's Dancing in the Sunlight 30" x 24" oil on linen...Day 3 of applying the paint. Not done yet. I say this because I also did an oil study on paper from a photograph I took of a Grizzly bear in Montana than used a photograph I took of gathering crows and incorporated the 2 into one. Did an initial draw in of the painting to get the size and anatomy right then laid down a foundation of color started working large shapes to smaller shapes worked from mid values out after years of study and practice and workshops with some incredible artists like Greg Beecham and Julie T Chapman and going to college and studying in Europe owning two Galleries and an art consulting business and building a collector base, selling worldwide and generally working my butt off making mistakes and learning dealing with critiques positive and negative winning awards...and that folks is how I come to how much I value my hard work and substantiating a price for my work.   

Sold another painting last week...A Fox... off to a collector in Idaho.