Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This spring I have a couple of shows that are requesting some of my animal paintings. It's so much fun to paint fur and feathers I jumped on the chance. "Woolly" is another of the sheep I met last summer while painting in Maine. She lives a good life on an Organic farm for wool only.
Oil on canvas, 14" X 18"
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
While staying in Hawaii this lovely swan cruised across the Koi pond at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The size of her, along with the splay of her feathers was pure elegance in motion.
Oil on Canvas, 20" X 24"
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Kauai is simply paradise. Returning to my desert canyon made the beauty of Kauai that much more apparent to me. Where I live the colors are more subtle, in Hawaii the colors were brilliant. This is the view of our first morning, rain approaching and glorious clouds on Shipwreck Beach.
Oil on linen, 14" X 18"
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wagners Ring Cycle is hitting Los Angeles in full force and part of the celebration is an exhibit of paintings created by artists and their vision gained from the opera. This painting is my fantasy of what Valhalla would look like just before it's destruction. I wanted the sky to look wild with energy, ready to smash the kingdom of the gods.
Meanwhile I am off to paint and play in Kauai. Hopefully I'll hook up with some plein air painters and make some new friends. Aloha!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Clouds have been drifting overhead making it difficult to focus on the ground, whether driving or taking a walk. A bit down the canyon from me I was painting and noticed that the first "Signs Of Spring" have sprung.
Oil on canvas, 6" X 8"
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Derek sat for a bunch of artists Monday morning at the McGroarty Art Center in Tujunga, thanks to Julie Snyder. We had 3 hours to paint Derek and the time flew by. Later after I got the painting home I worked on it a bit more but this is the image of how it looked at the end of the modeling session.
Oil on Linen, 12" X 9"