Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Bruna" 6x4 oil cow portrait

"Bruna" (oil, 6x4in.)    sold

And here's my second miniature cow portrait in oil! (See previous post for the beginning of this story!)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Patches" 6x4 oil cow portrait

"Patches" (oil, 6x4")     sold

I have an ongoing series of miniature cow 'portraits' that began more than 2 years ago and has been so popular that I can't keep them on my 'shelf'!
I've painted more than 50 cows and throw in the occasional sheep, llama, chick, or goat just to keep things interesting.
Until now, this series has been in pastel. This is my first miniature cow portrait in oil.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"The Sorceress"

"The Sorceress" (pastel, 8x6")

She gazes intently into the globe of light. As the morning light slants in through the window, she conjures her spells!
This painting is available at The Gallery at Round Top. Click here to contact. (Ask for by title, and artist.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Jealousy in Black" pastel 12x9

"Jealousy in Black" pastel, 12x9

The look on her face can be interpreted many ways. And I like how you don't notice the gun at first.
You can find this piece at The Gallery at Round Top, in Round Top, TX

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter from "2 Cute Chicks"

"2 Cute Chicks" (pastel, 7x5 inches)

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.  
~Alice Freeman Palmer

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Merilda Braiding" this week's DPW Challenge

"Merilda Braiding" (pastel, 10x8 inches)

I've been finishing up several unfinished works lately, and realized that this one, when done, had an almost ideal split-complimentary color scheme (well, except for the skin and hair) --so I've entered it in the Daily Paintworks weekly painting challenge!

And speaking of Daily Paintworks -- I'm extremely excited and proud to announce that I am one of their newest invited members (yay!) and will be continuing to strive toward painting (or at least posting!) every day, and continuing to improve my work so that I can be worthy of the honor!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Berries for Breakfast" 6x6 oil

"Berries for Breakfast" (oil, 6x6 inches)  sold
I don't know why, but I've always had a fascination with the blackbirds and grackles that hang out in parking lots looking for crumbs and handouts. I also love seeing them massed in the tops of the trees on a cold winter morning. There's something elegant in a being that has remained unchanged since Egyptian days.

This one's my favorite so far - I think I'm getting the hang of this oil paint!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Sunbathers" 6x6 oil

"Sunbathers" 6x6 oil   sold
This was an exercise for me to see if I could paint these brown gulls with no burnt umber. I used 2 reds, 2 blues, yellow and white. I'm liking this oil paint!

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Sunny" golden cow portrait

This is "Sunny" (pastel 7x5)   sold

I always come back to the portrait, even with the non-human subjects!

Below is yet another version of "Beach Date." (pastel, 8x8) This one may be my donation to a silent auction at the IAPS convention in June.

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Wet Feet"

"Wet Feet" (oil, 6x4 inches)   sold
Summertime is rapidly approaching - time for running on the beach! Who wouldn't like to get their feet wet?
Click here to buy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Beach Date" in oil

"Beach Date" (Oil, 5x5)   sold
At the request of a potential client, who missed purchasing the pastel version of this image by a mere day, I tried it again in oil. I like the result!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Latest Renaissance Portrait in Progress

Here's my latest in my 8x6 Renaissance portrait series, as yet untitled (any ideas?)
She is about 3/4 finished. I had to put her on hold lately for a multitude of other priorities (like taxes!)
I might send her when finished to the IAPS international pastel exhibit, as my painting for the jurors' wall!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Entries Accepted to the TxPS Show

All three of my entries to the Texas Pastel Society Regional Juried Exhibition have been accepted!
They are: "Little Miss Cryer" (8x6)

"Leader of the Pack" (32x32)
and "Secrets" (24x24)
The show runs May 3 through June 18, 2011, at the San Antonio Central Library Gallery,
600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX.
Award Reception is Thursday May 5, 6-8pm.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Koi #9"

"Koi #9" (pastel, 5x5)   sold

I painted this silly dude right after Koi #8. I'm surprised he hasn't sold yet, but I have gotten a few comments that he's a bit creepy... I just think he's cute, and I've enjoyed being able to admire him while he's still mine.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Koi #8" was preview for "Koi #10"

I'd been mentioning this little painting "Koi #8" (pastel, 5x5) from last fall, which was my inspiration for the larger "Koi #10" (see here) and decided to post it, though it sold long ago. This was one of those images that kept sticking in my memory, so that I really enjoyed having another go at it! (I usually can't stand painting the same composition more than once!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Dusk" pastel calf from Rockdale demo

Here is "Dusk" (pastel, 7x5) which I did in my first workshop in Rockdale last month. I saw when I got him home that his muzzle was too wide, so I fixed it. Now he's just right!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Wildflower Fields #31"

"Wildflower Fields #31", pastel 8x6.
Every spring brings the urge to add some new paintings to this series!