Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Africa in Progress: July 31, 2007

I'm working on some layouts for my next painting which will be of an African landscape. These are a few of my first drawings. After careful study of these, I want to try a few more.

Monday, July 30, 2007

"Hoss" in Progress (Day 6): July 30, 2007

I put Hoss's whiskers on today and darkened the fur a little under his neck and adjusted some of his body hair.
"Hoss" is an original 8"x10" oil painting on canvas. Sold.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Where Have I Been?!

Whew! I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged. I have another commissioned painting to do but it's a large one and it takes a while to compose a larger painting. I have to consider perspective and composition in order to make a pleasing drawing and painting. I must be able to visualize the painting before I begin to apply paint to canvas.
I also noticed that Hoss needs his whiskers and a few more touch-ups. I'll do those before I get too seriously into the next painting which I will definitely do real soon.

Monday, July 16, 2007

"Hoss" in Progress (Day 5): July 16, 2007

I made some adjustments to "Hoss" but I see that a few more need to be made.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

"Hoss" in Progress (Day 4): July 15, 2007

"Hoss" is almost complete. After photographing the painting, I see some spots that need adjusting. I also want to get comment from the person commissioning this piece and make adjustments to please him.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Hoss" in Progress (Day 2): July 12, 2007

This is a dog, not that you can tell at this point. Yesterday, I laid down a light neutral brown underpainting. I learned from my previous oil painting that it is hard to cover a white canvas and keep the white from showing through.
Today, I laid out the drawing and painted in the background and part of the dog's body.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Purple Tulip: July 11, 2007

After painting "Pole Racing", I needed to paint something loose and colorful, something freeing. The result is "Purple Tulip", a 4"x6" acrylic painting on illustration board. It was painted July 11, 2007.

Painting in Progress (Day 10): July 11, 2007

Okay, I think I am done. I wasn't quite satisfied with the girl's face and hair. I think it now looks more like her.
"Pole Racing" is an original oil painting on 16"x20" wrap-around canvas. It was finished July 11, 2007.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Painting in Progress (Day 9): July 8, 2007

I have covered the whole canvas with paint. However, I still have a few places that need tweaking.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Painting in Progress (Day 8): July 7, 2007

Today, I worked on the girl's face, some of the saddle and the bridle. With summer, I fit in a little painting time here and there.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Painting in Progress (Day 7): July 4, 2007

The horse is done. Of course, I might make minor adjustments here and there as the rest of the painting progresses.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Painting in Progress (Day 6): July 3, 2007

Most of the horse is done now except for the mane and tail and some minor touch-ups. This looks like a ghost rider.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Painting in Progress (Day 5): July 1, 2007

I did a little more on the horse painting - three legs done.