Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Amigos Tomatoes

Oil Painting Still Life Vegetable Food Art


Oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

Home grown tomatoes from last summer were the subject of this painting. This group of friends were busy modeling in front of my flour and sugar canisters.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ducklings

Oil Painting Animal Portrait Farm Pets Easter

Oil ACEO, 2.5" x 3.5"

These fresh spring ducklings were full of life and adventure!  That was how I imagined the two little characters when I painted them in glowing yellow/orange colors.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Evening Light Fox

Oil Painting Animal Portrait Wildlife Nature

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14".

This fox wanted to come from the background and make itself known I felt. She emerges into the fading sunlight and her beautiful markings are seen.  The eyes are intent on something in the distance.
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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Bluebonnet Calf

Oil Painting Cow Portrait Farm Animal Wildflowers

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10".

Bulky and healthy, this calf is surely enjoying the Texas bluebonnets and spring grasses.  Life is good!
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lazy Stream

Oil Painting Landscape River Water Fields

Oil on canvas, 9" x 12".

An artist friend of mine will be moving away from our area to a beautiful part of Colorado. In this painting I hoped to make use of her photos and also her enthusiasm for the changes in her life!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Border Collie

Oil Painting Dog Art Pet Portrait Commissioned

Oil on canvas. 8" x 10".

I am in awe of the beauty of Border Collies. In this painting I portrayed this guy lying down in the late evening and being on watch for something. Who knows why he's alerted?
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Alpaca Pair

Oil Painting Animal Portrait Farm Zoo Animal Llama

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10".

These alpacas are white but in reality they appear as many shades of gray to a painter. I enjoyed their freshly cut 'look' after they'd been trimmed and the many subtleties of color in their portraits.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Miniature Donkey

Oil Painting Donkey Art Pet Portrait Farm Animal

Oil on canvas, 8" x 6"

The features and coloring of this sweet little donkey is enchanting.  Then I decided the background should compliment the pixie and this was my finished painting.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Purple Plums in White Bowl

Oil Painting Still Life Art Tree Fruit

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

These dark plums in a white bowl and warm background presented a great combination to paint. Purple fruit and shades of orange/burnt sienna are simply perfect together.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oliver and Trinny

Oil Painting Dog Portrait Commissioned Pet Art Jack Russel Terrier

Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

What a cute pair to paint! I couldn't help but remember this commissioned painting. They were adorable in their standing poses.
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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Gypsy Horse

Oil Painting Horse Pet Portrait Equine Art Farm Animals

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14".

This beauty with his powerful neck and lush, thick mane is known as a type of horse called "Gypsy". I'm not very familiar with the breed but I do admire their beautiful colors.
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Chipmunk Surprised

Oil Painting Animal Portrait Wildlife Rodents

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10".

A perky chipmunk is pausing on rocks as he wonders who is taking his picture. I loved his bright eyes and the lovely shadow he is casting on his perch. 
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Friday, February 28, 2014

Young Fawn

Oil Painting Wildlife Portrait Animals Deer

Oil ACEO, 3.5" x 2.5"

This was one of my very small ACEO-size paintings that I did from a few years ago.  I know I learned many things from painting so small and remember these paintings fondly.  I love the design of the "dots" on fawns.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Chosen One

Oil Painting Horse Pet Portrait Equine Art Farm Animals

Oil on canvas, 12" x 9" x 3/4"

I called this painting "Chosen One" because I imagined this horse as being the favorite among his mates at the stables where he lives. He has a gentle and confident presence about him.

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