Wednesday, April 27, 2011

04/27/11 On the easel

Just started this painting today. It is LOADED with thick paint. It is good that I won't be able to work on it until Saturday because it is so wet. This is a wooden fence-line on a south Texas Highway. The fence is one of those old fashioned ones that is stacked wooden pieces and it twists and turns just the way the road does. I like the way the road leads your eye into the picture (even at this early stage).
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

04/23/11 The Hunters

This is a commission I have recently finished for a friend for Father's Day. It is of her father; they call him "Big Dad,"his yellow lab, Daisy, and two of his grandsons. I hope she will be pleased. I have worked hard on this and it passed studio critique with flying colors!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

04/17/11 Finished BANJO

This was a commission for a little guy named Benjamin that his parents call Banjo. Robin, his mom, asked about doing it last year, so I started and then stopped. I have started and stopped several times because I wasn't happy with it. I am pleased now and so are Robin and Tim. Can't wait for it to dry to deliver it!
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

04/16/11 On my easel

This is just a preliminary blocking in of skin tones for Keaton on a surfboard. If you look back, you'll see that I did her on the beach a few weeks ago. This is the same set of vacation pictures. Keaton Hale is a three year old "drama queen" (ham) that is the apple of her parents' eye. Her pose was just too cute to pass up and a favorite of mine. Wonder if she'll grow up to be a surfer,model or a princess?
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

04/10/11 Birds

Just loved doing these four little birds. It was challenging at times because the canvas is so small! This can be seen and purchased at JT Osgood's salon,The Songbird Society.
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

04/02/11 Little girl in Blue

I am finally satisfied with this little portrait. I love the backlit effect and the impressionistic background. I really toiled on this because I wanted this precious child to be a memorable portrait.
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