Sunday, November 16, 2014

New England Beach

New England Beach
12" x 16" on Canvas Board

This was painted by request from my sister as a surprise gift for her friend.
It goes without saying that when my sister asks, there is no charge..
but a humble gratitude that she would ask me.

Elk Slate 2

Painted for fun and waiting for an organization to donate to.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fall Remnants

Fall Remnants
Shoshone National Forest
8x10 Oil on Board

For this painting, I switched out the big canvas for a small, homemade board and pulled my smaller, fine tip brushes from the can.  I kept my focus to one area at a time, concentrating on detail as opposed to slapping color on here and there as I thought I should in keeping with the style of impressionism.  This seems to have worked better for me, and I was pleased with the outcome.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

L.B. Taylor

12x16 Oil on Board

It was a privilege painting this portrait for friends in remembrance of their son.  
I didn't know L.B. personally, but sensed the charm that was loved by so many in his 
playful eyes and the soft curl of his smile.  

Any painting is an adventure for me, but I experience a certain mystery with portraits.  I'm not a master and have only done a few -- but when the picture comes to life on the canvas and stares back at me, two dimensions almost become three and it's as if he is says, "Hi there.  I was waiting for you."

I imagine L.B.'s parents conversing with this likeness of their son,
and pray it graces their home and their hearts with warmth and love.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Skull for Marshall

Skull for Marshall
This is a surprise birthday gift for a gentleman in town at the request of his wife.  
She bartered 2 more cattle skulls which will be painted and donated to auction.