Sunday, September 30, 2007

Isn't this guy something? I love painting this new limited edition sculpture. Some folks hate him and some love him because of his unusual head, but he is in fact sculpted after the African Dongola horse. This is a rather ancient breed that comes down in part from the Barb, the same as the Arabian. This boy has had a new mane and tail added by the casting company Resins by Randy. Deb Buckler did the resculpting.
This one is painted in a smutty buckskin. His lower legs have been painted to look slightly dirty as if he were running in the desert. He also has some cracks in his unshod hooves. The open mouth is very effective and the sculptor has included teeth and tongue. Very kewl!
I haven't been doing too much watercolor the past couple of weeks as I have had orders to finish up on with sculptures.
The first one was a filly foal that needed to be repainted to improve her coat color and I think she turned out really cute.

The next ones were a pair of llamas, mom and baby. These are new sculptures that my casting company is doing. These were painted for them.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cheetah is the monthly project for an animal art group I am a member of so this is my offering for the project. I used a photo for the cheetah but the background is made up as the background in the photo was a zoo and not the way I wanted to present this magnificent cat. I hope I have accomplished what I set out to do.

This is a close up of his face.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A friend of mine was out picking peaches a few weeks ago and brought me this bowl of them to eat. I thought, eat......why not paint them???
So I took a photo of them and this is the result. I am happy with the peaches, but not happy with the table. I made the mistake of not planning on what I would do with the background before I started and this is the result. Next time I will follow my hard fast rule of background first!
My friend loved it anyway and took it home with her to Arizona.

Friday, September 7, 2007

These are two horses that I have just finished painting. They are the Dongola breed from Africa. These are limited edition sculptures by Melanie Schulmeyer. I purchase them unpainted and paint them as I like for sale. They are approximately 10 inches tall.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Well, I think this is finally finished. I worked a bit more on it today while I was at the gallery and a bit more when I came home so I think I am ready to get some mat board and get it framed.

Monday, September 3, 2007

I am working on slowly bringing the darker water out from the center. I will probably leave some of the lighter color around the edges.
I think I have all the elements in now, just working on getting them all to work right.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I got a bit more done on this today. I am slowly building up the color in the water while I am adding color to the fish and adding the lily pads. I think it is beginning to look like there is some depth to the water.

I started this one yesterday. I just felt like doing some Koi since it has been a while since I have painted any. There are three more fish on the right side to do and more lily pads to add. This is almost a half sheet.