Saturday, November 2, 2013
14 x 16
i think these paintings probably look easier than they are. i guess the trick is to make them look easy when they are actually a bit difficult. controlling the flow of color and water is a constant challenge. I know I have painted this horse a million times but there is something about the lines and movement and fineness of a thoroughbred that just personifies grace. here she is running directly toward me.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12 x 14
my second attempt and I am thinking I will try yet again. i am not quite getting what I want. this is a really dark almost black horse and i find white or light animals much easier to color. this paper is a soft or cold press which is not the rougher texture that i prefer. i know when i paint these really loose paintings that there is a thin line between what i want and just a watery mess. these are however really fun to create!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
11 x 14
I tried this painting a few weeks ago in gouache (see below). i was not happy with the results so I tried again with just the watercolor. much happier with this result. i do love color and it is hard to beat gouache for that deep rich color but i haven't yet mastered it yet.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
how much is that doggie in the window?
This painting is for Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society's annual fundraising art auction, Paws for Art. I donate a piece each year and have done so for many years now. The cat, Dammit Kitty, is a walk-up cat (dropped off as a kitten on the road by my house) and the pup, Boo Radley, is a recent acquisition to my farm from OLHS. Boo was one of a litter of many newborns dropped of at OLHS (with no mom). Fortunately, someone (an angel no doubt) took on the entire litter and kept them until they were 5 weeks old at which time OLHS put them up for adoption. There are so many and so willing few homes!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Watercolor & Gouach