Friday, May 2, 2014

lilah blue

watercolor & gouache
8 1/2 x 11
10 x 16 finished size with border 

this is lilah and she is the youngest of my small herd. she was black when born and is slowly turning gray and will grow into almost white with darker main, tail and stockings. not sure why but i have always seen her as blue and lilac....hence her name... lilah blue. this painting seems to be a dance between water and color. sometimes there is just no controlling things... I did leave plenty white border so it can be trimmed and fit in a ready-made standard size frame.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

sweet sweet izzy

8.5 x 11

this is izzy (another of my adopted critters) being her sweet self in a very serene moment. she looks a little sad and alone but rest assured she has lots of playmates! I first painted this in watercolor as an under-painting then went over those colors in gouache. I do like the way the paint and colors seem to melt together through the layers.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

its gonna be a wild ride...

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???

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

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 you can simply click on the icon at the right!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

it's all about the tail!

on arches artboard
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

on arches artboard
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!


on arches artboard
just trying my hand at acrylics. this was for a fun challenge on daily paintworks which was to use a different color with each stroke. the challenge intrigued me and allowed me to go beyond my usual habits.