Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Black Headed Gull III 8" x 10"

I've really enjoyed painting these guys. Again the blue is much lighter. It looks like I'm going to need to take a serious look at my camera. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Long Neck 14" x 11"

I loved the curves in this birds neck. I also wanted to experiment with a dark marshy background. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Black Headed Gull II

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

Paparazzi 16 " x 20"

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.

Black Headed Gull 8" x 10"

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.

I'll Go First 20" x 16"

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

Reed Stalker 12" x 24"

I still have birds on my mind. I was able to take several pictures of these wonderful herons on my last trip to South Padre. I decided to continue my close-ups. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Sheep's Vacation 11" x 14"

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

Sky Rider 12" x 24"

I think I have the beach on the mind this week. Today I felt like painting a pelican so I did. There is nothing better than watching them glide on the air over the water. I am amazed each time. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gull's View 16" x 20"

I enjoyed doing a much larger version of an earlier painting. It was a challenge to create this on a  larger scale than the original 5"x7". Thanks for looking.,

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

"Suspicion In Pearls" 16"x 20"

This took a little while to finish. I've discovered that red does not dry that quickly. I'm enjoying experimenting with skin tones. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Longhorn Obsession

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

"Laughing Bather" 20"x16"

                                                 Face detail of "Laughing Bather.

She is finally finished! She took longer than I thought and there were several challenges I had to face while painting her. I think they were addressed and I'm happy with the final result. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Vacation Day Framed NFS

Vacation Day ready to go to its new home. I love that I can create a personal gift for someone and in this case, a memory. Thanks for looking.