Friday, December 7, 2007

Koda finished

I think I am finished with Koda's portrait. I'm going to sleep on it tonight and get a fresh look in the morning before signing it.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Another Koda update

I am really enjoying painting Koda, she is such a beautiful dog! Almost done with her head now, then I can start the rest of her which won't take quite as much time a I won't have to work around eyes and nose and such.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Koda Update

It doesn't look like much progress but there are a few more hours into this now.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Koda Portrait progress

A few more hours into Koda's portrait.

Koda, Australian Shepherd

I have started a commission of a beautiful red tri Australian Shepherd. The painting of the blue merle, Buster, is Koda's "brother". I am really enjoying painting Koda so far.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bruin for Trouble at the Art Show

I entered Bruin for Trouble (see in earlier post below) in my first juried mini show where it won first over 206 entries. It also sold. Red arrow is pointing to the painting. I think I'm going to like painting miniatures! :)

I also entered and was accepted into the show (148 were juried in out of an entry of 218) with my original of "It's a Big New World Out There" (see It also sold. This mixed media painting of a dachshund pup is about 13 x 17 and is available as prints.

An aside note, this was the first time in 18 yrs (I believe) of entering the Federal that I didn't get my entry done in time. I was happy with the ducks but struggled with the background as I did not have any reference for that and was trying to conjure it soley out of my head. It was looking good but then took a turn south when I tried airbrushing a new color of green over it. And not enough time then to fix it and finish.

I'll be starting earlier next year!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Mallards Update

I am working on the drake now, he still has a long way to go but getting there. The hens reflection looks a little out of place yet, it should all fit together better once I get some details into the water.

Bruin for Trouble, finished

I ran out of time on this as it has to be framed tonight (or should I say...this morning, it is 1:15 am). I would have liked a few more days to finish it but this will have to do!
Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you...there is a puzzle design overlaid on the image. I have had my art work stolen several times and being sold on eBay and Cafe Press, copyrights are too easy to remove, so I am experimenting with this puzzle design.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bear and Crow progress

I am working on this one at the end of the day when I am burnt out from painting on the ducks. So it's coming along slowly but getting there.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Acrylic Mallard Duck Painting

I am doing my famous "wait unti the last minute to start the duck" trick. It has finally hit me this is due in a couple of weeks and I need to get cracking. So I've put the bear aside to work on this. It is acrylic on gessobord, 7" x 10".

The mallard hen is about 85% complete. I will tweak and adjust her after I get things painted in around her and can compare values, etc.

And yes, awl theze phethers r hawrd on mi eyes...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bear and Crow

A little further along now. I've added some washes to the bear and started working up some detail all around a bit. Still a long way to go though.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bear and Crow acrylic painting in miniature

I was taking photos of this snoozing grizzly when a crow landed on the rock next to him. The bear woke up and stared at the crow as if he wasn't quite sure what to do about it. The crow ignored the bear...maybe he thought he was part of the rock.

What happened next was somewhat exciting. But I will leave it to your imagination to finish the rest of the story. :)

I am painting this one in miniature, 4" x 6". Acrylic on hot press WC paper.