Monday, May 3, 2010

I love painting a portrait of a sweet face. Here is a painting I did from a photograph of a complete stranger. I do wish, as I look into her face, that I could sit down with her and have a chat over a cup of tea. Oh, the stories I'm sure she could tell.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I love painting horses so when I found a reference photo of a French Percheron I couldn't resist puting oil to canvas and capturing the look of this breed. This horse is one of the most docile and good-natured of any breed, yet in no way showing any sign of sluggishness or dullness. In stables, or out in the dense town traffic, nothing appears to upset them. Immediately drawn to the powerful lines, shaping muscular bodies that showed great prowess and strength, I found this painting fun to do.
6x8 oil on canvas board