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


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sisters, 2 Lioness Oil Painting on Canvas

My next adventure. This is what I am currently working on. It is a 30" x 40" oil on canvas. Two lioness, sisters living at Lion Tigers and Bears here in San Diego.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Squirrel Painitng, Animal Wildlife

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents.
"In general, the hind limbs are longer than the fore limbs, and they have four or five toes on each paw. Their paws include an often poorly developed thumb, and have soft pads on the undersides.[6] Unlike most mammals, Tree squirrels can descend a tree head-first. They do so by rotating their ankles 180 degrees so the hind paws are backward-pointing and can grip the tree bark".

" Sciuridae Family Member"  18" x 24" Oil on Canvas.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

More work on the squirrel painting

Lots of thick paint....more work on the squirrel painting.  This squirrel lives in Warner Springs, Eastern San Diego.  The plan is to finish this painting tomorrow. I have so many ideas lined up. May become a studio recluse for a while.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Painitng Squirrel in the trees

Started a new painitng today.
This will be the first time I have painted a squirrel. 18 x 24 inches. Started with a small thumbnail to plan the values. A long with a Notan.
Using a pallet knife to block in major shapes...I've starting working into smaller shapes and detail . Having fun.
So here's what I've done so far.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Plastic Wisdom

I'm going to call this one complete. So here it is 22" x 28" oil on canvas. I used both brush and Pallet knife.

"Plastic Wisdom" The owl and the Pussycat.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Owl and the Pussycat, Plastic Wisdom Oil Painting continues

Rich thick creamy vibrant color. More to come. Plastic Wisdom continues.