Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meeting at the Waterhole

This painting is 12” x 24” and I hope to finish it today. I worked on the Zebra’s stripes last night. I’m using a limited palette of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, French Ultramarine, and flake White. This is the first in a series of paintings I’m doing of African animals.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Son The Firefighter

Between commissioned works I was able to finish this painting of my son. I started it March of this year and had to set it aside. If you want to see the beginning stages you can click the March (3) link under BLOG ARCHIVE. As with all of the images on this blog, you may click on the image to see a larger view.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Canadian Geese

After painting at Sequiota Park I feel that I really need to loosen up! That painting is tight. So I had some photos that I shot with the intension of painting some wildlife. Same park different day. Here’s a painting I did Saturday, a water color 12” x 16”. Simple and loose, a little tight in the head and neck area, but I think it works.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sequiota Park

I got outside again with the SPA (Springfield Plein Air) group. This week we painted at Sequiota Park. The Canadian Geese were anticipating a feeding from a family holding a bag of bread. I had to sketch them in fast they were on the move. I love to paint in the open air what a beautiful day.