Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jake Progress: September 29, 2007

I reworked the fur that was already laid in and added a little more.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Jake Progress: September 27, 2007

This looks really strange! I am working from back to front. The eyes were first to give the painting some life. Skin and fur will get layered over the eyes. Then I began with the most distant parts of the body, the chest and Jake's ears.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jake Progress: September 26, 2007

Today, I began the painting of "Jake". This is 8"x10" oil on canvas. I began with a base coat of burnt sienna, sketched the dog, and began the background color.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Summer Cottage Redo: September 24-25, 2007

"Summer Cottage" is done! I hope. I almost always see something later that I need to adjust. I am definitely happier with the daisies and having a bird adds some life to the painting. I like the texture on the original birdhouse, but it's nice that the acrylic one looks fresher and newer. When I started painting over my original watercolor painting, I thought I was making a huge mistake, but it worked out in the end. The original watercolor is on the left, the new acrylic is on the right.
"Summer Cottage" is a 9.5"x 13.5" acrylic painting on 140lb. watercolor paper.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Summer Cottage Redo: September 23, 2007

I added the shadow on the birdhouse and worked on some of the flowers. Now I need finish the flowers and do some touchups.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gun Totin' Cowgirl: September 20, 2007

"Gun Totin' Cowgirl" is finished. It is a 9"x12" acrylic painting on illustration board. My painted version is on the left. The original copyright-free image is on the right.

Gun Totin' Cowgirl: September 19, 2007

This is a painting that I'm working on from an old copyright-free print.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Summer Cottage Redo: September 17, 2007

I added a sparrow, changed the color of the birdhouse (and still need to add a shadow) and worked on the foliage. I also softened the yellow background.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Summer Cottage Redo: September 14, 2007

I painted this a few years ago and had it hanging in my house. As I have looked at it over the years, I wanted to improve on it. I am redoing it in acrylic right over the original 9.5"x13.5" watercolor painting on 140lb. watercolor paper. The photo on the left is the original. The photo on the right is the acrylic in progress.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Items on ETSY: September 12, 2007

I have put some new items on my ETSY site: greeting cards with my arwork.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sassy: September 11, 2007

I found time to paint today after all. "Sassy" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO painting on illustration board. It was painted September 11, 2007. Sold.

ETSY Upgrade: September 11, 2007

Instead of painting today, I am updating my ETSY site. I added some discounted items today. These are mostly experimental paintings that can be bought at reduced prices. Check them out.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Rooster - Black & White: September 10, 2007

"Rooster - Black & White" is an original 2.5"x3.5" ACEO painting. It is acrylic paint on 140lb. watercolor paper and was painted September 10, 2007. Sold.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Patriotic Paint: September 9, 2007

"Patriotic Paint" is a 2.5"x3.5" original acrylic ACEO painted on 140lb. watercolor paper. It was painted September 9, 2007.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Chicken: September 8, 2007

"Chicken" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO on 140lb. watercolor paper. It was painted September 8, 2007. Sold.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Balloon over the Bitterroots: September 6, 2007

A hot air balloon floated near my home this summer. This painting shows the balloon with the Bitterroot Mountains in the background. "Balloon over the Bitterroots" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO on 140lb watercolor paper. It was painted September 6, 2007. Sold.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Barn & Mission Mountains: September 5, 2007

"Barn & Mission Mountains" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO on 140lb. watercolor paper. It is initialled on the front and signed on the back. It was painted September 5, 2007. Sold.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dahlia: September 4, 2007

"Dahlia" is a 2.5"x3.5" original oil ACEO painting on illustration board. It was finished September 4, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dahlia: September 2, 2007

Man, I thought I could do this quick little ACEO today and then start on another but this one is taking forever! This is what I have so far on "Dahlia" which is 2.5"x3.5". This is being painted in oils which obviously takes me much longer than acrylics. With oils, I can take my time dabbling and readjusting the paints. With acrylics, I'm always in a hurry to get the paint down before it dries.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Horses: September 1, 2007

I wanted to play with my painting today. I made two ACEOs using the same drawing of a horse and played with the colors.
"Horse of a Different Color" is a 2.5"x3.5" original watercolor and ink ACEO on illustration board. I have a new watercolor color that I wanted to try. It is Daniel Smith's quinacridone deep gold. It is the color in the background above the horse. It looks kind of like burnt sienna. To contrast against that, I used turquoise and lime green on the horse. Sold.
"What's Black and White and Red All Over?" is also a 2.5"x3.5" original watercolor and ink ACEO on illustration board. I have been wanting to do a painting in these three colors. The red background is decorated with brand symbols. Sold.