Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Gentleman

There is a local fair going on at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and it is sponsoring a miniature painting contest. The rules say that the painting cannot exceed 7 inches in any direction so since I had a 5x7 inch canvas I used it to paint a rather eccentric looking gentleman. It may not win but it gets me a free ticket into the fair so I figure it's now got a value of $10.

Friday, June 25, 2010

And They're Off

There is something that fascinates me about a race track. The brilliantly colored jockey silks, the gorgeous horses and the diversified crowd of people. I usually don't tackle this many horses on one canvas but this time I wanted to capture the action at the start of a race. Who knows who will win but my money is on gate number two.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Self Portrait

Every once in awhile I see if I can tackle a self portrait. This time I decided to use a posterized pallet of colors and you know what, I like it. If I squint way down it looks pretty good. Try it and see what you think.