Monday, October 25, 2010

Poultry Alarm

With another rainy day here at home. I wanted to paint something colorful. This crowing rooster has all the colors of the rainbow which was fun to paint. The feathers were the real challenge and fun to tackle with this old bird. sold

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I recently saw the movie Secretariat and was moved by relationship that exists between a racehorse and the people who work with them. I cropped this reference photo so I could show the common cause that a jockey and horse have to win a race. They both have their eyes on the finish line and the heart to get there first.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Melon and Peaches

Something bright and colorful is what I wanted to paint. So, I chose a silver coffee pot, a slice of cantaloupe and a couple of peaches. I think I'll paint a colorful crowing rooster for my next victim.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Low Tide

These gloomy rainy days make me paint in low key soft colors. When we finally have some brighter sunnier days, I should go back to this area and repaint it in the sunshine. Maybe I should set up a still life with lots of bright light and paint something colorful!


We've had a lot of rain on and off here and little puddles have still not completely dried up. Here is a painting of a thristy cat using one of the puddles as her natural water dish . 6x8 oil on canvas board.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cowboy and Draft Horse

I had another reference photo of the same cowboy.
This time he was curry combing his draft horses which
turned into an interesting painting. 6x8 oil on canvas board.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Here is a working
cowboy moving some supplies the old fashioned way... with his draft horse and wagon. I loved the light casting wonderful shadows that defined the figure. 6x8 oil on board

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dump Truck

I love interesting vehicles so this old dump truck was a subject I wanted to paint. The late afternoon sun made for warm yellow light so I chose to use a cool green for the trucks paint job. I like the way it turned out and will try to find another truck to paint and handle differently.