Sunday, April 6, 2014

its gonna be a wild ride...

watercolor
on fabriano
15 x 19
this is Sam and he is generally very laid back but on this day he was in a rather wild mood. the wind was blowing and it was a cool crisp day. he was a handful but ended up very pleasant. this watercolor looks brighter online than in person due to the back-lighting of the screen. Anyway, i photographed it until i could get as close as I could to the real colors. thanks for looking at my work. if you wish to purchase just click on the the daily paintworks icon at the right.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

my executive board

gouache (opaque watercolor)
arches artboard
5 1/2 x 15 (image)
8 x 17 approx. (including boarder)

these are my guys again. i have answered to many boards in the various jobs i have had but this one is by far the wisest! these paintings are taking me forever to paint but i love the color i am getting! if you would like to purchase this or others please click on the Daily Paintworks icon at the right. Thanks!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

these guys have lots to do....

gouache (opaque watercolor)
9 x 13
arches artboard

these guys hang out on about 20 acres with grass, hills, woods, pasture, and best of all a creek. they wander around all day and most times i can't even see them. but when its time to eat they will be up by the house watching and waiting for a door to open or a dog to bark. this means that its time to eat. it is wonderous how they seem to always to know what time it is.

this is gouache (opaque watercolor) which is fairly new to me. when i try something new, i like familiar subjects or a photo that i have previously painted. this allows me to experiment with the new paints and not worry about anything else. To purchase, please click on the DPW gallery icon to the right.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

whose car is he riding home in???

watercolor
11x15
140lb fabriano

so ezra's ball bounced and ended up in a ditch full of water. he dove and dove until he finally found it!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

smiley face

watercolor
140 lb fabriano
11 x 15

back to watercolors! this lovely creature belongs to a friend of my son's. there is something unexplainable about him that makes it easy for me to paint.  i have recently spent a little time experimenting more with acrylics but i always venture back to watercolors. i do find that the experiments in opaque mediums helps with my watercolors. if you have an interest in purchasing please visit www.dailypaintworks.com... you can simply click on the icon at the right!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

it's all about the tail!

acrylic
on arches artboard
6x7
it might not look like it but this took forever for me to paint! i guess its always that way when learning something new.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

come closer please

acrylic
on arches artboard
5x7
again playing with acrylics and trying for interesting colors! the board is 6x9 which leaves plenty framing options as well as a wonderful white border that looks like a mat!