Saturday, September 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sometimes when you do a painting you ask yourself, "Could I have done it better?". In this case, I decided, yes, I could have done it better. I wanted to eliminate some of the green and make it look more like a room by adding a wood floor and stripes to the wallpaper. I'm a lot happier with the painting now. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Yup, that's my guy giving bunny ears to David Bates, Male Head IV. He was a really good sport going to the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and The Kimbell Art Museum with me. We had a really good time and the artwork at both places were a feast for the eyes. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
These are the two current works I have sitting on my easel. I can't wait to start on them after I get back from my visit to Ft Worth to see the Lucien Freud portrait exhibit being held at the Ft Worth, Texas, Museum of Modern Art. I've been looking forward to this exhibit all summer! I hope it will recharge my painting batteries. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I'm still in my gull and bird phase. This is a different type of black headed gull as his black hood ends higher on his head. I really enjoy painting these guys. I will have to go look in my bird book to figure out which is which. Again the sky is a lighter blue than in the photo. Thanks for looking.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
My tribute to the late Princess Diana. She was a person who I felt did a lot of good for people that were frequently overlooked by the world. It's a sad state that she was constantly pursued by paparazzi whether she wanted to be or not. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm still thinking of the beach. These gulls like to hang out on South Padre Island during the summer. They have gone by the time we take our usual jaunt in November. I love the beach but, I really prefer it with fewer people and cooler temps. I may need to take another picture as this one did turn out rather dark. The blue is actually a lighter sky blue.Thanks for stopping.
Another in my bathing beauty series. She took a while to finish. It's always surprising what ends up being a challenge in a painting. Things you think will be easy turn out to be difficult and things you thought would be difficult...are still difficult. Lol. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
And, now for something a little silly. My Scottish blogger friend, Elizabeth McCrindle, allowed me to use a photo she had taken of some Scottish sheep. When I looked at them they made me smile. I decided they needed to go on vacation, maybe to get a little sunshine. Who knew sheep could surf?(Grin)
It was my first time painting sheep so, that was a really interesting experience. I may do a more serious painting later. Thanks for looking.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
One of the hardest things I have found to do as an artist, is how to price my work. After looking around and thinking very hard, I have now decided on my standard rates for the largest paintings I currently post on the Daily Paintworks site. Whewww, I'm glad that is over! Leona
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Driving around today I came across some more Texas longhorns and I have to admit I find them amazing. These lanky long horns can live on the scrubbiest of Texas fauna. When you get close to them it is surprising how truly large these animals are. As you can see by the photo though, they do start out a lot smaller and without the intimidating head gear. I love their range of colors.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This is another in my bathing beauty series that I can't wait to get started on. I know it will be challenging but, I think she is going to be a lot of fun. I have almost finished another new wader painting except for a few facial fixes. I'm hoping to post her in the next day or so. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Today I've been working from a photo of one of my trips to South Padre Island, Texas. I have laid down the undertones for the skin and blocked in most of the painting. I wanted the water to be very calm and peaceful as my tube floater lazed away the day and I'm happy with the result. I'm hoping to have this finished by the beginning of next week. Thanks for stopping by.
I think I'm ready to call this finished. I may work on the hair more but I'm satisfied with everything else. I wanted nice tanned skin to reflect the beach vacation and calm water to set the mood.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Another of my favorite subjects to photograph are birds. Now that I have my long range lens I am able to take much better pictures of birds in flight. I was very excited to capture the images of the egrets in flight. These guys hang out at a local park not far from my home. Thanks for looking.