Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plowing the Field

What I liked about this painting was the high contrast of field and sky. I also wanted to get a feeling that these huge and powerful animals were working hard as a team with the farmer.
8x10 oil on canvas board

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Working Team

Here is a farmer that is clearing his land the old fashioned way, with a team of draft horses.
8x10 inch oil on canvas board


The Californian coastline is beautiful and here is an attempt to capture it's beauty on canvas board.
8x10 Oil

Monday, June 18, 2012

Clydesdale Team

There is something about a team of Clydesdales pulling a carrage that is a thrilling event. You can hear their hoofs clopping on the street, signaling their approach, that draws your attention to look their way. These handsome horses are frequently seen in large teams pulling brightly colored beer wagons showing their flashing hoof-action and coordinated strides. The characteristics which distinguish the Clydesdale are its long, fine leg feather, smooth body and light coloring. It appears in bay, brown, chestnut and roan; the color is accentuated by splashes of white which appear particularly on the face and lower legs. The face is broad and straight, and the neck is long and arched. Clydesdales generally stand 16 to 17 hands, and weigh 1700 to 1900 pounds. Although not the largest draft horse, the Clydesdale rivals other breeds in its distinguished appearance and action which is combined with an excellent ability to haul heavy loads.
I've tried to capture this in my 8x10 inch oil on board painting.
Price: $400 contact suzyschaefer@att.net

Saturday, June 2, 2012

House Painter

I wanted this painting to be a study in grays so I only put in a bit of color in the end to add some interest.
6x8 oil on canvas board $150

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Icecream Cone

As summer is underway, more and more of us are enjoying the treat of an icecream cone. Here is one satisfied customer enjoying his cone.

6x8 oil on canvas board $100
I had this cute reference photo that inspired me to paint this. It's of a very small child with very big ambitions.

6x8 oil on canvas board $100