Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Tiny Pumpkins"

"Tiny Pumpkins"

Transparent Watercolor   9-1/2" H x 15" 

I'm back at it.  It's been a challenge to get back into my watercolor mode after working in oil for a while.
It's interesting. Now it seems that this would be a much easier subject in oils! Just a few months ago, I would have said just the opposite.  Funny how that is!
I'm actually having some fun with these new paintings which are so different from my previous ones.

Compare this to one of my previous ones...

"Shasta Cone and Driftwood" 

Transparent Watercolor  10" H x 12" W

Thursday, February 21, 2008

two more

Here are a couple more...

One of the hardest things for me is trying to 
decide WHAT to paint.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some new watercolor paintings...

I've been working hard to get back into the watercolor routine by doing a series of small (6" x 6") paintings. I'll move on to some larger ones after these.

I have to have a bunch of watercolors for "Art City Austin" (formerly called the Austin Fine Art Festival) in April as well as for the Antique Rose Emporium's "Galleria in the Hacienda"

I've been trying to focus on oil paintings lately but both of these shows have requested my watercolors so I have to change hats for a while. I've been completing these little paintings in about 2 days each so I should be able to have quite a few by the end of March.

I'll post more as I finish them.

Monday, February 11, 2008

an update...

I managed to get a few hours of painting done on this today and I think it's coming along.

Hopefully I can work on it again tomorrow. I have to focus on watercolor over the next month for a few upcoming events and I have to work at "changing hats". It seems to be more and more difficult to do that lately.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Why not?

I've always loved horses. When I was 5 years old, my Dad had to take long circuitous routes from point A to point B to avoid passing by my beloved pony farm! 

I still love horses and I have no idea why I've never done paintings of them. This week I decided to give it my focus and I started the oil portrait of a bucksin inspired by a photo that I clipped from an old magazine (My magazine fetish is another long story that needs telling at some other time)

This is a cellphone photo of the results after my first day of painting on it. The color needs work and it needs a LOT of refining and a good idea for the background but I'm happy with it so far.

I'll post my progress on this first piece of equine art as it moves along.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A lovely ballerina...

This was painted alla prima during our portrait group at the New Braunfels Art League last week. It was such a lovely pose by such a beautiful young lady that it was hard to fail!  This was my first classic ballerina painting and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.