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: