Friday, March 07, 2008

Compliments, Abstract Art

"Compliments"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(Ready to frame)

This palette knife painting started as a color study of split compliments. Yellow, with blue violet and red violet. It quickly became an explosion of contrast and color! It reminds me of looking out through a glass window while it is raining. These are fun to do and you never know what you will get.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morning Breeze, seascape

"Morning Breeze"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on canvas panel

Just a fun little painting. I made this one up from memory. I wanted to play around with that impressionistic look, reminiscent of Monet and Renoir.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Summer's End, Painting Demo

"Summer's End"
10.5 x 15 inches
Acrylic on watercolor paper

This is a painting I did for a painting lesson. I changed the colors and moved things around some, but the inspiration is still from a book. Non the less, I think it turned out nice.
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Monday, March 03, 2008

Formal Attire, Great Blue Heron


"Formal Attire"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

This is a take off from "Shore Bird" ( tricolored heron) that I did last week. I changed the background and did it on a smaller support. This painting is of a Great Blue Heron, which is the largest of the herons. Its markings are black and burnt orange, instead of white. The great blue heron also has one of the largest ranges of population from the east to the west coast of North america!

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Day Break, wildlife art






"Day Break"

Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
SOLD


I saw these dear at the Adams Ranch along with the night heron. I put this painting together from three photos. I hid the little squirrel at the bottom. I love the lighting and the mist.


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Friday, February 29, 2008

Rachel's Horses, Daily Painting

"Rachel's Horses"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard


This is a preliminary painting for a mural I am starting next week. Rachel is one of my students and I have been commissioned to do this in her bedroom. Before it is done we will probably have bunnies and butterflies too! It will be fun.
This painting may be available for sale in a month or so.
Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yielding Spirit, horse, daily painting



"Yielding Spirit"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

This is another one for a fund raising event. I really got carried away with it and put way too many hours into it. I just got caught up in the muscles and the great disposition of this horse.

I started with five reference photos of different colored horses in similar poses. Some had their heads up and others had it down. I had to reverse some of them. Then I drew different sketches to find the right angle of the head in relation to the neck. The legs were difficult at first, as I kept getting them too fat and too short.

Next I drew the horse the size it needed to be onto paper, working out most of the problems. Then I drew it onto the canvas.


Usually this approach saves time because I can paint from my detailed drawings and not worry about things being out of proportion. But I kept changing my mind and painting things in differently than the drawing.

In the end it was worth it.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rucks Road 3, Plein Air Painting

"Rucks Road 3"
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas

I didn't get today's painting finished. So I am posting this one it's place.
I did this back when I first started doing plein air painting. It took a couple of days to get it done because it is so large for a plein air painting. It was hot and the bugs were horrid. I almost hung up plein air painting all together! 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Shore Bird, tricolored heron,daily painting

"Shore Bird"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas board
(Canvas mounted on hardboard)
(Ready to frame)


This is actually a painting I did quite a while ago as a monochrome. I wanted to try some thin glazes over the top and experiment with different effects. But when I was done playing around with that I wasn't happy with the results. The water was too brilliant and too colorful and the heron was no longer the focus. So I went back and painted the colors in with thick paint until I got the balance I was after.
I had a great weekend at the Okeechobee Top of the Lake Art Fest. Sold lots of paintings, won a second place ribbon, and met so many interesting people!
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Up the Creek, Daily Painting


"Up the Creek"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Sold


I have an art show all weekend, so here is an older painting that I am very fond of. It is the first of four in this series from last December 2006 (when I first began doing Daily Paintings.) I love the reflections and the colors. I keep wanting to turn the painting over!


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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Late Morning, Plein Air Painting

"Late Morning"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$625.00

Plein air painting (on location) done at Lake Okeechobee. This is down by the boat ramp at Lock 7. Can't even see the lake anymore. It is on the other side of all this brush. This little boat channel will take you around the brush and into the lake, but not too many people go out anymore. Air-boats seem more popular now to get through the shallow water. I did see some small flat boats.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Eagle Bay, Plein Air Painting

"The New Eagle Bay"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

I went up on the levee early this morning, and painted this old favorite spot of mine. Off to the right used to be thick tall grasses and trails of marshy water. Since the whole thing was dredged and dug up it is mostly all sparse grasses. At least the water is coming back.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Make a Wish, equine art

"Make a Wish"
18 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Ready to frame
$1,000.00

When I was young my mother would say "Look, there is a white horse! Make a wish!" so when I see white horses I still think about making wishes.
I painted this a while ago. It started as one of the thin watercolor style paintings that I did a series of. Then I layered the thicker paint on top. Acrylics are great for many different approaches. You can change your mind all you want and it doesn't hurt anything.
I love this painting. It has a nice feel to it.

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