Friday, November 27, 2009

"West Marin Light"

"West Marin Light"

8 x 10

Winter has just barely arrived & already I am longing for the summer warmth and a trip home - So, I'll paint it :O) I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Finished Wild Horses"

I could have worked on this for another year! (I know I am not the only one that's never satisfied) But I had to stop because it needs to be delivered next Thursday & needs to dry.

This is painted from a reference photo I was provided with, the surface is a portion of a military jet and it will be mounted on a custom-made oak base and encased in glass. I wish I could say more about it, but ........

I wasn't crazy about the Stealth, but it has significance. I really enjoyed painting this, but it was stressful due to the nature of the piece and I am looking forward to painting a 5 x 7 quickie to loosen up! :)

I forgot to mention a couple of real challenges in regard to the reference image. First, the photo was entirely black & white with the exception of the horses & Stealth. Second, the horses all had thier winter coats and there was no definitive light source present and no sheen to thier coats. Thankfully, I grew up around horses & went off memory for muscle placement, bone structure etc...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Horses, horses, horses"

I've been working on a web design for my sister and letting the "Wild Horses" painting dry a bit more. I plan on working on the final details of the Mustang painting today & tomorrow.

Anyway, here's a peek at the web design (it's "horse month" lol) - she raises & shows Paint Horses...pretty cool! I've had a lot of fun designing this for her.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wild Horses Update

I made a discovery while working on this piece - I needed glasses! *EEK* Edges that I "thought" were soft, were actually NOT, so after a trip to the eye doc for a checkup and a pair of glasses later I am back to work on it and seeing things correctly now.

I hope to be finished by this weekend, when I'll post the piece in it's entirety, there's an element in the sky that I haven't shown yet. :O)

Here's a close up -