Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bird in a Bush

I am always fascinated with how birds just seem to disappear in bushes and trees. Their camouflage is perfect. This is a 6 x 6 inch oil painting available in my Etsy shop. Click here go to my shop.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Red Eye Jackrabbit

Caught this jackrabbit with the sun shining through its ears. Yes, they really are that red and that BIG. Available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 11, 2016


The challenge in this painting (besides all the legs) was that the light is almost directly above the horses taking their noonday siesta. That puts the head of the sleeping horse in shadow. I'm planning to do a larger painting of this but wanted to work out the color first. Not sure I've got it figured out yet. This is available in my Etsy shop.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Antelope On Alert

I have painted this group of 3 antelope before. This time I used a limited palette — Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Terra rosa, and white — similar to the palette used by painter Anders Zorn. I was able to mix all the colors I needed. The plus side is that using only these colors created a color harmony without my having to think about it. This 8 x 8 unframed painting is available in my Etsy shop.