Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A month or so ago 1,000 Pink Cowboys came riding into Solvang. They all sported pink shirts commemorating breast cancer awareness. I had a field day with my camera as this was what I live for in art. What a photo op! This is my first day's work with this painting. Can you tell who I think the star is? I can't describe the sense of depth or bond between this horse and rider. There was warmth and yet pride in both of them. I hope I captured a bit of that feeling. I am going to finish a few highlights, details on both the cowboy and horse. Then I think I will stop. I can always restart this again, but I don't think the background is important in this painting. What do you think? Perhaps a shadow under the horse's hoofs?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This still life was put together for this week's DPW Challenge. The quest: to paint something that was a gift. This festive, oversized coffee mug was made by Alex (youngest daughter) and given to me a few years ago. I have worked on this over 3 days and find that it is time to now put this aside. The oils have begun to set and are becoming tacky. I now appreciate any artist who attempts to paint bright, vivid, believable colors! A goal I have with these DPW challenges are to keep the paintings fresh (not overworked). I feel myself tightening up at this point, so time to call this done.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Today I decided to paint 2 small paintings of this still life as I found it fun. I found this spotted giraffe last week in California and fell in love. The egg? Well, a Sharpie marker quickly made it a fun participant in this still life. I liked imagining the story behind this scene. I hope you also find a fun story here.