Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ideas for new Bear Paintings

When I'm not painting, figuring out color and it's use, I enjoy the simplicity of drawing.
Drawing doesn't require so much preparation and space. I like to work large when I paint so drawing affords me the ability to work at my desk in my home rather then out in my studio.
I always have pencils available...different softness and hardness...to create the darks and the lights...the movement and the shapes. The values....there is alot of value and values in drawings.

So here's a bear portrait :


Monday, July 10, 2017

More work on Free Bull

Working the colors.
Revisiting abstract and cubisim....working it into composition....


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Next painting A Free Bull

Here's a new painting I'm working on. I started it about 3 days ago.  It's another in the Rodeo series. This is a 30" x 40" oil on canvas.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Next day more work on the sheep

Warms, cools, contrast...values

Another days work on the sheep.

This is a 24" x 36" canvas and I am working in oils using both brush and pallet knife.
 I've stopped using solvents and use walnut oil.  Since I've made the change...I'm breathing better and my lungs don't feel congested like they did when I was using a solvent.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bull Ride done............ Sheep beginning

Some more works...always works. It's all works.

                                            Bull Ride  




                                          and Sheep,  just the beginning


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Change is good

Show up and do the work...... Sure took a long time for me to feel comfortable with that.
Almost as long as it's taken or taking me to feel comfortable with who I am....or the new me....

Anyway, after good advice from a much trusted source I decided to give this cowboy a cowboy hat.
Although I see and understand the importance of wearing a helmet to protect your head when you can be thrown from the source you are riding and could land on your head. The cowboy hat just worked compositionally better.

So here it is...getting closer to being finished.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More work on Rodeo painting

Work continues. I find that I can accomplish what I want if I keep going. In other words if I keep working at my own pace with my own style....I get there.

Here's where I am so far in this painting.