Friday, June 14, 2019

Summers End....Wolf painting is complete

Here it is 36" x 24" oil on linen.....Summers End.
Colors follow living beings....circles of blue...


Saturday, June 8, 2019

More work on the Wolf

More work, More detail, more color, more reflection, more texture.....

Almost Done.   September Morning.




Friday, May 31, 2019

Willy Moo a commission

Here's "Willy Moo" a commission I just completed...12' x 16" oil on canvas.
I worked on a black toned canvas .  So I worked from dark to light.





Sunday, May 19, 2019

Wolf Painting day 3

Color...Yay....
Third day on the Wolf Painting.   Thinking "All The Worlds Eyes on Me".   Decisions of Fate.
I'm enjoying the process so here it is thus far.




Friday, May 17, 2019

On the easel Wolf Painting

This is a 36" x 24" oil on canvas.  Day 2.   Let the fun begin...


Monday, April 29, 2019

The beginnings of a new Bruno the Bear Painting

This what I am currently working on in between getting ready for a show . It's a oil on paper and Bruno the Grizzly is the star.  I'm on Day 2.

So far here it is:  Bruno on the Left and more work done on Mother's Day on the right


The show is Reflections of Nature. 26th annual national invitational show at the Fallbrook Art Center.
May 3 - May 5.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

More work on the wolf

Day 3 and change....always...consistent change.
Gonna give this another days work...Almost like the simplicity of Day 2..We'll see what day 4 brings.
It's a process.





Wolf Solo Oil on Paper

Pallet knife , paper,  oil paint and good reference material...ingredients for this wolf recipe painting.
Two days in..Once again I'm having fun ...enjoying the process.




Thursday, March 28, 2019

More work on Lynx painting

Thinking I'm done with this painting.  Struggling to get a good photo. There's a lot of texture and reflections that work for the painting but against a good photo. One challenge after another...
So here it is




Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Working on a Lynx named Cuff Oil Painting on linen

Here is one of the paintings I am currently working on.  I usually have a few pieces going simultaneously.

This is a Canadian Lynx named Cuff that I photographed and met on a trip to Montana last fall.

It's a 12" x 16" oil on Linen. I've used mostly pallet knife and some brush to apply the paint.
This linen has a very smooth surface and the paint glides. I almost miss the catch of a more coarse surface.

So 3 days in. The first photo is day 2 the second photo is day 3...Still working



Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Mothers Day" Mother Elephant and her baby painting

I added just a little more...I'm edging on done. May even consider this done.

                                                  24" x 18" oil on linen "Mothers Day".



Below is another fun cow painting. It's already spoken for....Having fun with color and application of paint on wood.




                                             8" x 10" oil on wood   "Pleasant Surprise"

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Moma elephant and her baby..oil on linen

Having fun again. I photographed these two when I visited the Safari Park in San Diego.
It was a beautiful spring day and there they were mother and child.
The painting is a 24" x 18" oil on linen. So far I've used a pallet knife only.

Here it is:




Thursday, February 28, 2019

More work on the new Mountain Lion

So now I'm really getting into color and shape....let's see how this plays out.
Here it is day 3:




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Another painting in the works Mountain Lion

This is the beginning of a 24" x 30"  oil on linen of a female mountain lion.  So far I've used pallet knife only to apply the paint. The under drawing was done with brush. I'm enjoying color...
After my trip to Montana attending a workshop with Greg Beecham and Julie T Chapman, I have to say many new visions have opened up to my creativeness.  Thank you to Greg for telling me about Grays...I love grays and warm white.

So here it is thus far:



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mountain lion with kitten and another mountain lion Oil Paintings

I'm thinking these two paintings of Mountain lions are done....I'll let that thought sit for a while.

Although I see some more work to be done on the single mountain lion.....
Here they are:








#wildlife art ,  #mountain lion

Saturday, February 9, 2019

More work on Mother Mountain Lion and Kitten

I'm enjoying this one.
Not done yet but here's where I am so far.




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mother Mountain Lion and Kitten

This is a large painting 24" x 48".  Working large feels better for me. So I'm back at it.
When I was in Montana I photographed a mother mountain lion with her kittens. So here's one I'm working on. Using oil and applying it with pallet knife and brush.




Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fox Painting Al Dente

Al Dente   It should not taste uncooked......If there is a bit of translucency in the center, the pasta is done. That is al dente.


Well I'm going to call this painting done/Al Dente.  
Perhaps leaving room for uncertainty may be more appealing.
So here it is 

Oil on paper 12"x 17"

Title     to be determined





Monday, January 21, 2019

Fox painting continues

More work today. One thing..I must mind my brush strokes....still challenged by working smaller..
Here it is..Day 2 of painting:




Fox painting on oil paper

I'm trying a new substrate, oil paper.  The paint works pretty well with the surface.
 I'm using both pallet knife and brush with a small amount of non toxic solvent.
Here's a first try, not yet done. I tend to work on a few pieces at a time.





Friday, January 18, 2019

Mountain lion painting

The work continues on the Mountain Lion. She was left undone as I addressed some serious personal loss.  So now I continue. The painting is 24" x 36" in oil. Not done yet...getting there.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lynx Painting

It's difficult to work small...seems to be just as if not more challenging as working large.
So here's the Lynx on Wood...done mostly with pallet knife and some brush work.

9" x 12"


Saturday, January 12, 2019

More work on the Lynx

The lynx work continues

We're having a disagreement...the painting and I.  I want to relinquish my control and let the painting speak...if it's not too late.

We'll see...




Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Lynx painting

This is the starts of a Canadian Lynx oil on wood. I'm enjoying color.
After completing a few sketches and small color studies the Lynx painting begins.  The substrate is a cradled birch wood which has been coated with an amber shellac. Once again I'm working with pallet knives . So far here it is:


Monday, January 7, 2019

Bear's done

Ok, This bear is finished. 8*x 10"  oil on Birchwood.  " Westbound"


Bear start for the new year

Bear Painting start.

After a fairly large set back the end of last year, a loss of a loved one, mom, I am back to work.

I photographed this bear, Bruno, last September when I attended a wildlife workshop in Montana.

This is a small piece  an  8" x 10' oil on birchwood using pallet knife only that I am presently working on: