Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bighorn (in progress): May 27, 2010

This is coming along. The jaw was adjusted and the neck was darkened. I also began working on the horns.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bighorn (in progress): May 26, 2010

It's taking some practice to get used to painting with gouache. I've overworked the jaw so I'll have to try to remove some of the paint in that area and go back in with fresh paint.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bighorn (in progress): May 25, 2010

This bighorn ram is being painted with gouache, a medium similar to watercolor but heavier and more opaque. This is my first try at gouache. I'm also painting this on a torn piece of watercolor paper. A strip of the paper had been ripped off for some previous project and I thought the remaining piece would suit this painting. The torn edge kind of resembles the outline of the Bitterroot Mountains, home to this bighorn sheep.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mural and Painting Addition: May 21, 2010

This is a design for a soccer mural. The mural wall is used by kids to practice their kicks.

I painted this saw last November for a client who was giving it as a gift to her son-in-law. He was happy with the saw but felt that it was missing his packing companion who has passed on. I added his border collie who liked to lead the pack team whenever they were in the wilderness.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Comfort (complete): May 19, 2010

"Comfort" is an 11"x14" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Comfort (in progress): May 18, 2010

The top part of the mama cat's face has been painted in.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Comfort (in progress) and art show: May 6-8, 2010

"Comfort" is coming along. It's taking some time since I had an art show to prepare for this week. The Bitterroot Artists Showcase is taking place at River's Mist Gallery in Stevensville, MT, this month. The artist's reception was held during the First Friday event May 7th. Sally Johnson, a wonderful watercolor artist, and I did painting demonstrations during the reception. It's a fabulous show with quite a variety of art mediums: sculpture, pottery, art quilts, clocks, painted gourds, fused glass, painted porcelain, photography, hand-painted silk scarves, and ,of course, paintings.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Comfort (in progress): May 3, 2010

This is the beginning of a new 11"x14" painting.