Monday, August 20, 2012

"Watch it Buddy!"

8x10 oil on board
Still practicing with horses, this one's eyes drove me nuts!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mum & Baby

"Welcome" 11x14 oil on board

Mum and baby just born, a commission which I thoroughly enjoyed doing, such a lovely moment to paint.
Mum is called "A-Slew-Will-Do", or something like that.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday Morning on the 8th

"Saturday Morning on the 8Th Concession" oil on canvas 16x20
Travelling down to Nobleton on the scenic route and we saw this delightful peaceful place.
Was a joy to paint, though trying to get the darks really dark took some patience.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trotting on Main

"Trotting on Main" 8x10 oil on canvas
This is from a photo taken during last year's Schomberg Street Gallery in September:
The event is a lot of fun and shows off lots of our creative community.

This painting was meant to be a one day job, but I came down with Mononucleosis (not with kissing folk either as many "friends" have suggested) and for 8 weeks I could hardly keep my eyes open.
But now back to the easel!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ram Bo

"Ram Bo" 8x10 oil on board
This picture was from a photo op at a farm called "round the Bend Farm" close to where we live. During the year there are events for kids and this Ram seemed very prominent something about the look and all the woolie texture made him look impressive! 
He was a challenge to paint the eyes are very different and the wool hard to make it look like wool. His horns very large looked like that he wouldn't think twice to use them.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Grazing Horses

"Grazing Horses" 8x8 oil on board
Horses are a real challenge for me to paint, though I love 'em they do have strange shapes on their legs and the hooves are totally illogical!

This was from a photo I took on a lovely September day in King Township, and I was attracted to this peaceful scene, the backlight and the difference in colour of both animals.

Now back to dogs and cats for a while!