Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some health issues have slowed (read stopped) any new posts for a while.

Here is an acrylic piece, 11 x 14, called "Long Shadows" of an old cowboy and his horse, at the end of the day. This piece is for sale, nicely framed. Contact me for details.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Desert Bighorns new painting

I've been working on several paintings lately, and this is the latest completed piece. It's 12x16 acrylic on a canvas panel, from photos I shot years ago. This was a fun piece, just playing with the paint, and having fun with the sheep. The youngster dashing up to the top was a hoot! Both adults ignored him, though.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's Been A While . . .

Sometimes life just gets in the way so we can't do the things we really would like, and we have to put some things on hold.

That's been my situation for a time, but I've been painting in between all the other things. And so I want to share a new painting just finished. This is an 11 x 14 acrylic on a panel, from reference generously shared by John Wagner of Colorado. The horse is the wonderful PICASSO, of the Sand Wash Basin wild horses. He is about 23 years old, and just epitomizes the wild horse to me. I'm sure there will be more paintings of Picasso as well as other mustangs from that area.

Anyway, here is "On The Move" and I hope you like it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Burros, in progress

I have been so busy, and haven't taken time to post here. So much going on right now. Yesterday I spent time looking through photos I shot at Helldorado Days in Tombstone, and printed several good ones for paintings. More on that to come.

This is a 9x12 acrylic in progress of a pair of patient burros, kind of snoozing in the afternoon. It's almost there, but I have some tweaks yet. This is actually the third go from the reference. First was in watercolor, didn't like it; then in colored pencil, didn't like it . . . so now acrylic, and so far so good, I think.

I always want to hear comments on any work I post! It's revealing to see how others view the painting or drawing; sometimes uplifting and sometimes not, but always welcome.

Anyway, here is the piece so far:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sassy and the Bay Finished

This is a pencil piece I've worked on sporadically for a while, and have decided it is finished. The image is from photos taken at a mounted shooting event (they are great spectator events!). I liked the drape of the coat and the stride and attitude of the lady.

A painting will probably follow this at some point.

It's been a mild fall and winter here in southern Arizona so far. I hope everyone has had a great holiday season!