Monday, May 3, 2021

Lil, Sparkle and Dash

 It's been awhile since I've posted.  Not because I haven't been productive just tortoise like in my posting.


So here's a commission I completed recently.........Moma Lil, Baby Sparkle and Daddy Dash..

Painted with oil on a cradled birchwood substrate.  


 



Also the Los Angeles Zoo reached out to me to help in their conservation efforts so I sent this painting to them recently....





Saturday, February 27, 2021

Lynx Painting

 This is a 16' x 20" oil on clear gessoed linen.   Started this one in the mid tone department and have been expanding out to more contrast.  How vivid to make the colors...Do I gray them down...hmmmm

Good news is I'm having fun.  So here it is so far a Lynx in the garden..pretty close to done.



A little more work:





Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Fox Painting.....Climbing a Tree

 This is a 16" x 12" oil on linen.  The linen was gessoed with a clear gesso.  

Another painting....Process continued.  

Each painting I create furthers my understanding and abilities to get closer to what I want.  What I want changes as I progress.      Yes, Im enjoying the journey.


Here it is  almost done..maybe one more day of attention.








Tuesday, February 2, 2021

"Makes you Wanna Howl" Coyote

 24" x 30" oil on linen..."Makes you Wanna Howl" or "Yip Yip Coyote"...Not sure.

Second painting of the year....I photographed this guy on a trip to Montana. I'm thinking this is done

Here he is:





Thursday, January 21, 2021

New tittle " Muddy Waters...Gracie the wolf

 I finished the first painting of 2021.

"Muddy Waters"   30" x 24" oil on linen.

I hope I've done Gracie justice. Gracie is a wolf I photographed at a wildlife photography workshop in Montana.


Perhaps this is a reflection of this new year.....hmm




Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Asking Grace...First painting of the New Year Wolf

 Gracie is her name. I photographed her on a trip to Montana.

This is a 30" x 24" oil on linen. 

New discoveries mixed with slight lingering doubt...Stronger currents of "I'll be Me"

Got to say I am enjoying the process.   Still working on her.  
















Friday, January 1, 2021

More work on the Great Ambassador Victor the Cheetah

 Here's some more progress on the 40" x 30" oil on linen of the "Great Ambassador".

Not done yet....