Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Prairie Rain - SOLD

This is a common sight on the prairie where I live in Colorado. The clouds are huge. They even make the mountains look small. This 11 x 14 oil painting is available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sparrow on a Broken Vine - SOLD

This beautiful little guy was perched on a broken grapevine behind our home. I am a bird lover but the wonderful light is what inspired me. This is a 6 x 6 inch unframed oil painting available here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rooster on the Run

I was taking a walk around our country roads and saw a neighbor standing still with a blanket draped around her arms. She was bending over and talking to this rooster. It took me only a second to figure out the rooster was loose and she was trying to catch him. I shot some photos but kept my distance. She must have succeeded because the next time I walked by Mr. Rooster was in the hen house. I did some painting with the knife on this one. I was inspired to try after seeing a demo by Jill Soukup a couple weeks ago. Jill has wonderful texture in her oil paintings. She applies it over an underpainting using everything from a credit card to a plastic window ice scraper for a car. Below are some photos of Jill's Demo. My 11 x 14 rooster oil painting is being auctioned at the Daily Paintworks website with a starting bid of $100. Click here to bid.