Friday, December 09, 2005
"Landscape, color Study" sometimes an artist needs to explore the possibilites of the color and design options before beginning a larger piece. That's what today's painting is all about. Oops! I forgot to sign it. The buyer will have my signautre in the lower left corner! Original oil, 4 x 6 juicy, gallery-wrapped inches.
AVailable on ebay HERE.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Today's painting is back to horses and people, and is an exercise in working with values and focal points. From material that I've secured from the Draft Horse Classic, this painting is an original oil, 9 x 12 inches, and is available for US $ 425 directly from the artist.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Sometimes I have no control over what dictates my paintings. My shelter dogs have bought out a story from another collector, and resulted in this posthumous portrait of a tiny rescued dog, named "Tiny Roberts" Original oil on board-backed canvas, 10 x 8 inches.
His Story: He was a rescue dog whom she named "Tiny Roberts" and he looked almost like a Dr. Seuss character. He only weighed 5 pounds, had few teeth, and had chewed allot of his hair off. He did bite however with his size and lack of teeth it was not very menacing. Week before last one of their other dogs got out and Tiny's owner went to find her. Tiny Roberts was with him. He put Tiny down for a minute to put a leash on the other dog and Tiny stepped back into the path of an oncoming car. This man (who is a large man 6'7") cried for over an hour carrying home the lifeless body of poor little Tiny Roberts.
I hope I've been able to capture his spirit. Yes, he has a halo.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Today's painting - "Take Me, Please?" The second in the series of animal shelter dogs, which so profoundly affected me when I adopted my new cat. Another gallery-sized painting with a target for the Art Show at the Dog Show in 2006. Original oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches. Not available for purchase at this time.
Here's a closeup of his face.