Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Hoof Dust"

"Hoof Dust" 9x12 oil
I pushed my boundaries on this piece... in both color and subject. I wanted the painting to be simple and dramatic, so I kept most of the brushwork big and impressionistic. More about the relationships between warm dusty hues and the cool blues and violets in the shadows, the horse ended up being the perfect vehicle for this exploration.
I learned a lot on this one. It's on days like today I feel like I'm finally learning to paint :)

Friday, November 4, 2016

"High Country Nomads"

"High Country Nomads" 30x46 oil
This is the biggest painting I've done in quite a while! Glad to finally wrap this one up and move on to the next project. Feeling pretty good about this piece.

Three Small Works for PWAF

With only 2 weeks ahead before the opening of the Plantation Wildlife Art Festival in Thomasville, I've been feverishly working to round out my inventory for the show. Below are three 5x7 pieces headed to that event. I have to admit, I love working on these little gems. It's fun to watch them come together :)

"Crawdaddy" 5x7 oil

"Teton Dawn" 5x7 oil

"Black Bruin" 5x7 oil