Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cheetah photos

I had the opportunity to meet and photograph this handsome Cheetah last week. He will definitely become a painting in the near future. Cheetahs can run up to 60 miles an hour for aproximatley the length of 2 football fields.

 I also met this beautiful grey fox and he will also become a painting in the near future.
Grey foxes can climb trees. They have very strong, non-retractable claws that are hooked to help it grab onto trees.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wolves of Camp Verde

Continuing my work on wood with pallet knife and brush these two wolves reside at Out of Africa in Arizona.    I am still working on this one.

9"x12" oil on wood

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mountain lion painting

Here we go. I mostly used a pallet knife..thick application of paint on wood.
First day....more to come tomorrow. A Mountain lion descending.....

Monday, April 10, 2017

Wolf Painitng

I'm going to call this painting done. There is always something more I could do .

 So be it.

not so fast......decided to work some more on the painting. I felt the need to use the pallet knife and apply thick paint....show movment.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wolf Painting

Today I started a small oil painting of a Wolf in oil on wood. It's 9 x 12.
I'm experimenting with color and I suppose when I become more sure of myself the brushworks will follow...
This wolf resides at Out of Africa in Camp Verde, AZ.

so here it is.  Hoping to finish it by Monday because I have more ideas that are bursting  at the seams.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Work continues Two lioness's Sisters

Returning from my trip to Florida  I have renewed energy and more ideas....time to create.
Here's a 30 x 40 oil on canvas of Suri and Jillian two sisters residents of  Lions Tigers and Bears.
I started this painting a while ago and felt it was well worth a revisit and more work. I'm not quite done yet but I'm getting close.

In between I've been working on some small pieces. There has been some success and some unhappy endings. Just like life....I will keep working, learning and befriending those times of challenge.

And more possibilities for the next painting.....or maybe I'll paint a bear...this is how it begins.