Friday, January 18, 2013

100 Shelter Dogs #33 Buddy

4"x4" Oil On Board
$100 ($25 goes to Animal Rescue)
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I picked up a brush instead of a palette knife today! Also tried a new looser style of painting and I enjoyed it a lot!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spring Hope

4"x4" Oil on Museum Quality Board

Wow, this one was so hard to photograph; rainy day, etc.  I know Spring is all mixed up this year; trees in Duke Gardens are already in full bloom and tonight we're supposed to get heavy snow! I always love it when the irises come up!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sea Bear Play

4" x4" Oil on Museum Quality Panel
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Polar Bear  in the Central Park Zoo having fun!  Another palette knife painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days Challenge.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Roost

6"x6" Oil on museum quality panel

Today I was in a funk; couldn't decide what to paint, even if to paint, Going around and around looking at all my photos. Finally I saw this one I had always wanted to paint but I had envisioned a large painting. Anyway, I just grabbed a 6"x6" black gessoed panel and sor of attacked it with my palette knife and a wipe out tool.Had FUN and I kinda like it!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Looking for Love

6"x6" Oil on Museum quality panel
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This is a great white egret I photographed in the everglades. During breeding season the area around their eye becomes bright green and they grow special plumage -long white skinny feathers not visible in this view. It is always challenging to paint a white animal or bird and mix all the different nuances and shades of white for shadows, curves, sunlight. This is another palette knife painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.