Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Portrait of Angele completed 1/22

This painting is my first attempt at a full figure in oil. The two light sources proved to be tough, but one being a warm light and the other a cool was fun to try to capture on canvas.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Plein air BRR ranch house completed 8/07

I've helped take a group of kids from our church to summer camp for years, but this is the first year I've taken my paint box. This little sketch was a blast to paint. Drawing and painting from life is one of my favorite things to do, although it can be a challenge.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Starr Horse completed 11/07

A friend at work let me come out to her horse farm and take some photos. I must have taken 200 photos of horses, cows, trees, valleys and such. She has a awesome 700 acer farm. Anyway, as I was about to leave ... this horse posed beautifully for me as though to say, "if you want to paint a real horse, then check out this profile!" Well, I said "fine with me". The rest is history.

Portrait of Dr. Steve completed 8/07

I wanted to have a VIP commission in my portfolio, so I approached my friend Dr. Steve who serves as a high school principal. It's the largest oil portrait I've done thus far. He was very pleased with it.