This Western Kingbird was perched in an aspen tree at sunset. The light made its yellow belly even more bright and the aspen bark glowed. I used a gold metallic oil paint on parts of the feathers to show the glow. This is a 5 x 7 inch oil painting on a linen canvas panel. It's available in my Etsy shop.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
One night last summer the moon was rising as the sun was setting. The clouds below the moon turned orange and looked like they were on fire. But the clouds above the moon were dark blue silhouettes. It was a magical scene — almost unreal. This is an unframed 18 x 18 inch oil painting on stretched linen canvas. It's available in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
I live on the Colorado prairie where jackrabbits are common. They are really comical. I went outside to take photos of this one and it ran away. But then it stopped, turned around, and watched me take its picture. I think it was young and curious. This 10.25 x 5.75 inch oil painting is available in my Etsy shop.
Monday, July 20, 2015
My 8 x 10 pastel painting titled "Best Pair Yet" was accepted into a show called "Rawhide and Spurs" at Mountain Trails Fine Art gallery in Santa Fe. Show is up till July 23rd. Santa Fe is the 3rd largest art market in the U.S. NYC is 1st, Los Angeles is number 2. See the show here.
Friday, July 17, 2015
This is my largest oil painting to date. I began this painting not knowing if it would turn out. A bigger canvas is definitely a bigger challenge. I have wiped them out before. But I am pleased with this one. I have been staring at these glorious sunsets from our front porch for over a year now and my observations are starting to sink in. This painting is a 24 x 36 inch gallery wrapped canvas meaning it hangs without a frame. It's available in my Etsy shop.