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

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.