This is a crop of a new project I’m working on. This is an acrylic painting of two whitetail fawns (twins) that played in my yard one summer afternoon. The doe lived in the woods behind my house and for the several years that I lived there, she had at least one fawn. Most years she had twins. This was the second set. The painting is 12 x 16 in acrylic and was originally to be a quick little “sketch.” True to form, I got rather involved in painting the details and now it is anything BUT a quick little sketch. So I will work on it as a detailed painting so far as the fawns are concerned and we’ll see how it turns out in the end.
I’ve been working on a 15 x 30 painting of a leopard and its been tedious so I thought doing some small 6 x 6’s might boost my energy. I was right! They are so fun to do, because you must focus on the subject. My realistic painting style makes a large painting a very slow process. But these 6 x 6’s go much faster, even with the level of detail I like to put into each piece.
Both are done in acrylic on stretched canvas and are available for purchase – unframed. Contact me if interested in either painting using the Contact link.
Hunting the Fence Row – Fox 6×6 Acrylic $300
The Hunt Begins
“The Hunt Begins” has been awarded 2nd Place – Water Media at the Irving Art Association’s 2015 Juried Wildlife and Domestic Animal Art Exhibit in Irving, Texas.
This is one of my larger paintings – 18 x 24 inches – and features a Canada Lynx in a winter scene. The lynx wasn’t the most time-consuming part of this painting – it was actually the snow! There is a lot of snow! I photographed the lynx at Animals of Montana while there for a workshop in 2000.
The show will feature wild and domestic animals in oil, water media, pastel, pencil, and photography. Many thanks to juror, Helen Bailey, for selecting my work for an award!
The show opens on August 30th at the Association’s gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving TX 75062 with a reception and awards ceremony on September 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. To see a preview of the exhibit, visit Irving Art Association’s blog by clicking here. To learn more about juror Helen Bailey, you can visit her website by clicking here
Shades of Gray has been juried into the St. Augustine 6th Annual Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibition. The exhibit will be held at the St. Augustine Art Association Art Center, St. Augustine, Florida. The opening reception and awards ceremony will kick off the exhibit on July 25th, and the exhibit will run through August 31, 2015.
Shades of Gray is a 12 x 16 painting of a gray wolf created in acrylic on black canvas. The only “color” in the painting are the wolf’s eyes. Reference photos for this painting were taken at Animals of Montana.
My final painting before leaving for SEWE, “September Song” is a 14 x 18 acrylic on canvas. I had the privilege of seeing these magnificent animals in both Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Park. But I can also see them closer to home at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Central Illinois.
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I originally did this painting in January of last year. I never did like it; so I pulled it out and redid it and I’m tickled with the result. The painting is 11 x 14, acrylic on canvas, and available for purchase.
While working on a 14 x 18 acrylic painting, nothing I did made me happy. I really liked what I had done at the top of the painting but I could not seem to tie it into the bottom. The solution? Use the top of the painting rather than “toss” the entire canvas. I cut the 18 inches down to 11 inches and painted this white tail doe into the winter scene. “Chance Encounter” is 14 x 11, acrylic on canvas and available for purchase.
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While in Montana, I visited Animals of Montana for a photo shoot. This is “Ole Tom”, the resident cougar. He might be old, but he still had a lot of spunk! The painting is 9 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas and is available for purchase.
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It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything here. I just finished this painting titled, “SHADES OF GRAY.” The painting is 12 x 16 acrylic on canvas, and is done in black and white on a black primed canvas. Only the wolf’s eyes are in color. I am excited about how it turned out. I have never painted on a black canvas before, but I really enjoyed how it developed.
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