Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's a job that I would have loved to do the entire picture -- horse and all! But the client could only afford the basic portrait. The photo was old and small; his head was about 1/2" high. But though the contrast was strong, the highlights were perfectly exposed and the shadows retained just enough detail to be intriguing.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A family honors their veteran father's proud service to our country!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I have has several cats come and go through my life...
(conte and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches)
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Monday, December 26, 2011
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Nellie is the 'identical twin' of Hugo (wink) a handsome cow of whom I have so many great pics to choose from, that I had to paint another. I especially enjoyed the distinctive pink pattern on the muzzle, and the trepidatious look in her eye!
I believe I'm making steady improvements with my oil painting skills!
(Now available at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas, as of Jan 2012)
My new art book "Cows, etc. -100 Miniature Portraits-" celebrates the beauty of the bovine and other animals, in 100 miniature pastel portraits, reproduced in full color images! Available here: www.createspace.com/3718769
Just in time for Christmas gift giving! (Order soon to allow time for printing and shipping)
Saturday, December 3, 2011
This is my answer to several requests for another "Bodyguard", which won first place recently at the ASBA, and sold immediately! "Guardian" will be available at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas after Dec 5.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here's a new play on the profile view, after so many front-on portraits. And I just couldn't resist the fluffy ear!
(Now available at Cactus Jack's in Gruene, Texas, as of Jan 2012.)