Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dosher's Dream

20" x 24" oil on linen..   "Dosher's Dream"

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

More work on the Deer

Next day...Let the fun begin. This is when color strikes!
So here it is...I'm thinking maybe one more studio day...we'll see.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A Deer....This s what I'm working on

One fall day in Julian I happened upon this young deer who was out and about with it's sibling and mother.

This is a 20" x 24" oil on linen.   I'm still working on it.  Not done yet....

Monday, October 21, 2019

Changing Elements

"Changing Elements"   20" x 24".   A lynx I met along the way.
Nothing is with these imperfections we create...
Some are more blaring than others, but, they all make for an interesting mix.

So here it is 20" x 24" oil on linen   "Changing Elements"

Monday, October 14, 2019

More work on "The lookout"

Today was day 3 on this painting...worked through some stuff..issues. Maybe another day to go. Then it's time to move on.

Here we go:
12" x 24" oil on canvas

Thinking about titling it " The lookout"

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Two new paintings in the work

Well I've got a couple of paintings I'm working on simultaneously .
Also just found out I was a finalist in a Southwest Magazine Competition.

So here they are:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Harvest Moon Done

"Harvest Moon"  12" x 16"  oil on canvas.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Harvest Moon almost done and More work on Lynx

Just about done with Harvest Moon...maybe I am done.  Gonna sleep on it.
Did some more work on the Lynx...One Step at a time.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Second day on the Lynx

I keep challenging myself and pushing myself to take chances...risks..
Keeps me busy and helps me through the process and I have fun.

So here is day 2 of the Lynx: 'Worth Wading for"

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Harvest Moon more work and New Lynx

Did some more work on Harvest Moon and started a new Lynx...both oil. Harvest Moon is on Canvas and The lynx is on Linen. Here's the progress thus far:

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday ,13 Sept. Full Moon

Here's what I'm working on this full moon on Friday the 13th.  Day 2...more work to come.

Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In Between Abstracts

I find abstracts exciting and not as exhausting. Freeing and exhilarating. A good exercise to balance things and allow stuff.  So here's a couple I've just completed.  My abstracts are usually leased out to a corporation for 6 months at a time.

Symphony oil on canvas  48" x 24"

Blueberries and Peaches mixed media 32" x 24"

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Just started...A Crow..

Trying to keep things subtle and not dash off to explosive color so fast..This is a challenge..

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Day 7 Done Three wolves

This is a 16" x 39" oil on canvas.  I'm contemplating a name.

Here it is:

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Three wolves Day 6

Almost finished...Day 6.
 Now comes the fun..colors more contrasting colors...
I'm thinking 1 or 2 more days and this painting will be complete.

So here it is:

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Three Wolves day five

Moving right along. By the way I'm using 2 different photos for reference...I like the challenge of making it work. So here it is....still working on it...not done yet..

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Also on the easel Wolves

New Adventure.  I photographed an observed a pack of wolves last fall. Let's see what I can do with some of the incredible images I captured.   Oil on Canvas..this is a long one.
Day 2

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Bear A Wolf and A Tiger

A finished Bear and a finished Wolf and a start of a Tiger. As the process continues.
Pushing through the obstacles...seeking some rewards or solace.
The wolf is 24" x 36" oil on linen. The Bear is 24" x 30" oil on linen. The tiger is 24" x 30" oil on linen.

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Wolf Painting continues

This painting is almost done.  I say almost because I am allowing myself to live with it for awhile to see how it resonates with me as time goes by.  It may be done.

Here it is:

Grizzly Bear Painting

This is a 24" x 30" oil on linen of a Grizzly named Bruno.
Is naming an animal giving it humanistic traits , making it easier for us to relate to them? Do you think they have names for each other?

Day three and more to come

Thursday, June 27, 2019

More work on the Wolf Painting

Day 4...starting to bring in more color and movement...still having fun!

Maybe a couple of more days and it will be done.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Wolf painting

Enjoying the process...more and more.
This is a 24" x 36" oil on canvas.  I'm moving at a pretty good pace and getting better at allowing me to be me...Letting my art work be me.

Here it is 3 days work. It's not finished yet but getting close..

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

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.