Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yorkies (finished): December 9, 2008

The Yorkshire terriers are finished: "Harley", "Walker" and "Scooter". They are all 5"x7" acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper. I have changed the background so that it is less distracting and so that the dogs stand out more.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Yorkies (progress): December 6, 2008

"Walker" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. "Scooter" has been begun but is still in progress.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yorkies (progress): December 3, 2008

"Walker" is still in progress. His eyes are a little crazy looking. Maybe I should have completed them first. Some days, paintings go very smoothly. This one has been a struggle. Some days are like that.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yorkies (progress): December 1, 2008

"Harley" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Yorkies (progress): November 26, 2008

The background has been adjusted and muted a little. The progress on these paintings has been really slow because of the Thanksgiving holiday and other things.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yorkies in progress: November 24, 2008

This is a set of Yorkshire Terriers: "Harley", "Walker" and "Scooter". They are 5"x7" acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper. A preliminary layer of acrylic has been laid into the background.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Caricature: November 13-14, 2008

This is a caricature of a family drawn with black ink on paper.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Clothes Closet Poster: November 7-9, 2008

This is a poster that I designed and created for the Clothes Closet in Stevensville, Montana. The Clothes Closet is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing and household goods to those in need. They were providing this much needed service from a rent-free building but recently had to move out. They now must raise funds to pay for a new location.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dempsey: November 5-6, 2008

"Dempsey" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Me & Dad (finished): October 31, 2008

After some final touch ups, "Me & Dad" is finished. It is a 16"x20" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Me & Dad (progress): October 29, 2008

"Me & Dad" is almost finished. This is a commissioned painting and has to pass muster with my client.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Me & Dad (progress): October 27 & 28, 2008

"Me & Dad" is a 16"x20" acrylic painting on stretched canvas, in progress. This is a painting of a boy and his dad boxing. I love the juxtaposition of the small fair-skinned boy against his larger rugged dad.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jasper: October 17, 2008

"Jasper" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gillie: October 14, 2008

"Gillie" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Kristina: October 14, 2008

"Kristina" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Smoke: October 13, 2008

"Smoke" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Jasmine: October 13, 2008

"Jasmine" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Callie: October 12, 2008

"Callie" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Siam: October 12, 2008

"Siam" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Fluffy: October 10, 2008

"Fluffy" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO / ATC on 140 lb. watercolor paper. An ACEO is Art Card Editions and Originals. An ATC is an Art Trading Card. Both ACEO's and ATC's are 2.5"x3.5" (trading card size). This is the first in a series of miniature cat paintings.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harley (finished): September 17, 2008

"Harley" is complete! This is an 11"x14" oil on stretched canvas. I'm including a close-up detailed image of the painting.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Harley (progress): January 12, 2008

"Harley" is just about complete. It will need minor tweaking and must meet with the approval of my client.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Harley (progress): September 8, 2008

The background has been touched up and added to. Also the most distant parts of Harley have been put in.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Harley (progress): September 7, 2008

"Harley" is my latest painting in progress. It is oil on stretched 11"x14" canvas. I have begun with a soft background that establishes a sense of place and makes Harley the main focus.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Glacier Runner: July 31, 2008

"Glacier Runner" is finished after more flowers were added.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 28, 2008

Adjustments are still being made to "Glacier Runner". A couple of trees have been added to the area to the left and flowers have been reworked.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Glacier Runner: July 24, 2008

"Glacier Runner" is a 22"x28" oil painting on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Great News!: July 23, 2008

One of my paintings, "Swallowtail and Lilac", has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition which will be held at Devin Galleries in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, from September 12 through October 11!

Glacier Runner (progress): July 22, 2008

A rock and some trees have been added to the area to the right as well as some of the Yellow Fawn Lilies.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 19, 2008

"Glacier Runner" is coming along. The trail and foreground vegetation has been put in.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 16, 2008

The snow and water were touched up and some trees have been put in.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 9, 2008

More detail has been added to the lower right portion of the mountains. My palette consists of cadmium red, cadmium yellow, French ultramarine, burnt sienna and titanium white.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 3, 2008

Texture has been applied to the upper portion of the mountains.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Glacier Runner (progress): July 2, 2008

The sky is complete and background color has been laid in for the mountains.