Saturday, June 17, 2017

Flop Ear Jackrabbit


This jackrabbit just finished washing its ear. They drag their front foot over the whole length to clean it. This ear didn't quite pop back up yet : ) This is a 6 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view this and my other work on Etsy.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sundown Jackrabbit


I live on the Colorado prairie. This jackrabbit wandered into my yard about sundown. He was covered with an orange glow and his eye reflected the sun. I think he knew I was watching him : ) This is an unframed 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to go to Etsy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Prairie Clouds


These are the prairie clouds I see from my back yard. It's hard to fathom how huge they are. I wish I could do them justice. This is an unframed 8 x 16 inch oil painting on a canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Neighbors


I love to bird watch in my backyard. I have a chain link fence and the smaller birds like sparrows will perch in the holes created by the wires. It's fun to se them interact with each other. This is a 6 x 6 inch oil available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jackrabbit on Alert


I live on the prairie in Colorado. This jackrabbit wandered into my yard with perfect back lighting. They are easily spooked and something caught this one's attention. This is a 6 x 6 inch oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sleepy Rabbit - SOLD


This rabbit was sunbathing in my back yard and looking very comfortable as it started to fall asleep. This is a 6 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy Gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Heading Home


I was sitting in my car in a Walmart parking lot and saw this woman heading home about dinner time. The sun was setting and cast these odd zigzag shadow shapes on the pavement. Inspired I took her photo. I wonder what she would think if she knew I painted this everyday moment in her life. This is a 6 x 6 inch painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On the Hunt



I painted the value study of the cowboy last year but felt frozen as to how to move forward to make it into a painting. So it sat. Last weekend I took a painting workshop with artist Kim Mackey. He guided me through the process. I'm happy with the result. But it seems like the more I paint the more I realize how far I have to go. It's like learning to play the piano. Practice, practice, practice so that the music starts to flow. This is an 11 x 14 oil available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view it and my other paintings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blue Jackrabbit






I have been sick with an awful cold virus for a month. Before that I was taking a class on color with artist Jill Soukup. This painting was done using 4 colors next to each other on the color wheel. It's a 6 x 6 inch oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cowgirl


I'm taking a class with artist Jill Soukup in Denver on color. The significant thing for me in this painting is that I worked from a black and white photo. I had to create the color in my head. It helped me move away from just painting the photo. I tend to be too detail oriented. Anything that pushes me away from that is good : ) This is an 8 x 10 painting available in my Etsy gallery.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sparrow - SOLD


A sparrow in my backyard. This is a 4 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view in Etsy.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sparrow


A sparrow in my backyard. This is a 4 x 4 inch oil on a canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery for $49. Click here to view on Etsy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mustang Dare


This white-faced mustang stallion was tossing his head at another horse that got too close to his territory boundary line in the Sand Wash Basin in northern Colorado. Fascinating to watch! This is an unframed 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.