Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cow Painting continued

Almost done...Maybe done... Will ponder..
Here she is 20" x 24"  oil on canvas.  I mostly used pallet knife.

Lovely Beautiful Cow resting in Santa Ysabel......




Friday, June 8, 2018

Cow Progress

I did something different this time.  On my small mock ups I used a cad red foundation and on another I applied ult. blue and burnt umber as the foundation. Then I applied the pallet/colors I selected for the painting to see how the colors would perform together.  This time I wanted a less exhuberant result so I went with the ult. blue mixed with some burnt umber. The result was the colors are more subdued. Which is what I wanted.

So here it is so far:



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Too Many Moo's Cow Painting Start

Here's a beautiful cow I met one lovely fall day in Julian. A rural place in San Diego.
She was all spread out and enjoying the day.  This is a sketch for things to come.



Mandarin Ducks

This is as far as I'm going to take this painting. As I said it was a revisit...and a pleasant one at that.
Oil Paint on birch wood using mostly pallet knife and some brush. No solvents involved. I pumped up the color that was in my reference photo.   So here it is

"Mandarin's Revisit"   20" x 24" Oil on wood.




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mandarin Revisit

This is a 20" x 24" oil on wood. I've used both pallet knife and brush. No solvents or medium...just straight up oil paint.

A few years back I painted a similar painting using the same reference , a photo I took at the San Diego Safari Park.
I've changed my pallet/colors, substrate and composition so as not to recreate the same painting.
The first painting has found it's way into a good home.
So here it is so far...almost done.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Black Phoebe Fledglings Oil Painting on Canvas

I think I'm going to leave this painting for now. Better under finished then over.
"Four Black Phoebe Fledglings"   16" x 16" oil...applied mostly with pallet knife and some brush on unstreched canvas...





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Paintingt..Baby Black Phoebes.....

I photographed these 4 beautiful black phoebe fledglings in our hibiscus bush.
Enjoying the negatives spaces...color contrast and over all joyful experience of recreating the image.
This is an oil painting on unstretched canvas  12" x 12"  .  This is the second day I've been working on it...maybe one more day to completion.   So here it is: