Life is colorful! I try to capture a bit of it on my canvas. A new painting once in a while - many are donated to search & rescue dogs. If you are a search & rescue or K9 handler, please let me know. I'd be glad to paint a portrait for you at no charge.
It was a beautiful day today. My oldest son came out and painted plein air in the yard with me. He painted abstracts, and I painted the view :) In case you're wondering, that is a bronze fish in the bird bath. I've been busy with paintings for the show, I'll have some finished paintings to show you soon.
How Do I Get Down? Bear Cub 4" x 5" Oil on Panel $100
I look at all the beautiful photos that people take, and I think I can do that. Until I try to do it! I never get the 'right' shot to paint from. Fortunately, tonight I met an amazing photographer. His name is Jeff Heinatz and lives in west Texas. Jeff has taken the most amazing photographs of animals in the wild. He has a few of his photos online here: Don't bother clicking on his website, though, it's down. If you are interested in any of his photos, let me know and I'll get in touch with him. He has offered to let me use some of his photos for my Texas wildlife series.
This is the first painting from one of his photos - a study for a possible larger painting. I also worked on a still life and blocking in a few larger paintings. It's getting to be crunch time :)
This small painting is a study for a larger painting I am planning. It is under 4" square, but you can feel the power of this beautiful Texas mountain lion.
Texas Mountain Lion Study I
3.75" x 3.75" $100 SOLD
Contact me to see what other wildlife painting are availbale.
I have decided to start focusing on some of the wonderful Texas wildlife. There is such an abundance of creatures in this state. I am interested in becoming the resident artist at some of the state and national parks, so I am working toward building up a portfolio of wildlife art.
I hate to admit it but I've lived in Texas for 12 years and never painted a Longhorn. I look at them, and think, gee I ought to paint one! but I've never done it until tonight. Hope you like it. I need a name for this painting. "Look Homeward Angel" is all I can think of LOL . . . coming from Virginia where Thomas Wolfe's novel is based, it comes to mind, but I don't think it's the best title for this Texas Longhorn. I've had to edit this post as it was pointed out to me that this is not a "cow" - so it is correctly designated as a Longhorn steer. Thanks Pete!
We saw this Longhorn when we were camping in San Angelo State Park. It's a beautiful park - here's a link to some info about it - San Angelo State Park The painting is a bit larger than usual, because it will be hanging in my solo show in Stephenville in May.
I'm not sure that I'm completely finished with the painting, but I'm done for tonight. Since it's been awhile since I posted any paintings, and I'm going to be out of the studio for the next two days, I thought I'd post it. If I make any changes, I'll post the revised painting. The more I look, the more I think I'm not quite finished. It is much more colorful than it appears on the internet, so in any case, I'll be taking a better photo later this week.
Hope you're all staying well, I'm not quite back to normal, but feeling much better :) Take care, stay warm and dry and