Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I have made a concerted effort to increase my FaceBook friends and to get more people to like my 'page'. Many of my friends are people I do not know and many of them are other artists. Here are a few of them. From time to time I will add to the list. I really enjoy promoting other artists works. It's the least I can do.

Dan McCaw:
Guy Garnier:
Cody Hooper:
Megan Heegin Triantafillou:
Dreama Tolle Perry :
Craig Srebnik:

The Finished Painting

8 x 10
oil on linen panel

This painting was really wonderful to do. It sure had it's challenges but those challenges are teaching me.  I love the unique perspective of this one. I love that it is not identifiable right off the bat. I think I succeeded in capturing the glow of the sunlight as it filtered through this gypsy horse's mane. My love affair with the gypsy horse is not over yet.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A different view

8 x 10
What is it? - Hint: I love this subject matter.

Phase 2 - adding 1st pass of color.
Can you tell yet?

Friday, January 20, 2012

White Highland Calf

This was the Notan I did based on the photo I took of this Highland Calf . I ended up changing some of the values to make a more dramatic end composition.

White Highland Calf
12 x 9
oil on panel

I am very pleased at how this turned out. 
The low sunbeams helped to create the drama in this lazy, serene moment.
One of the things I enjoy about being an artist and painting representationally is that it is a way for me to have the subject matter that I love to dig deep into my soul and take root so that my experience of them is even more fulfilling. I love this little animal.

English Path #5

English Path #5
7 x 5
Oil on panel

I am finding a few themes within my current works - Highland Cattle, Gypsy Horses and English Paths. Each  touch my heart and capture tidbits of what I truly enjoy about my experience living in England.  I find the paths most beautiful with low sunlight beams brushed across them, which is easy to get all day long here in the winter (if the sun is shining) because we are so far north.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gypsy Horse

"A Bite of Sunshine"
9 x 12, oil on canvas panel

One of the gypsy horses here on the farm.