When I was young I used to paint a lot of wildlife imagery. The bison was one of my favorite subjects. So a quick side trip to old themes as an older me.
Painting a couple of cow portraits for a semi local Idaho gallery.
Just for fun I decided to paint some some small round paintings. I started with three owl portraits, which I displayed in a previous post. On my birthday I caught a massive mackinaw (lake trout) and decided to do some trout portraits! This is the newest painting, I love the strange dark vibe. I am going to do one more portrait and then wade back into my landscape work!
I bought some 8″ round wooden boards to paint on. These have a back cradled frame and are really nice. Thought it would be fun to do some portraits!
I am also using some art supplies given to me by Jerry’s Artarama. They sent me a lot of fun materials to play with.
A photograph of me holding my painting “winter light”. Yesterday the sky was a bright grey, the ground white, and I was standing in a giant light box!
This painting and the final collection will be heading to California today. Ready for my solo show at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California!
I sold the last of the cow portraits and shipped it to Connecticut yesterday. Lulu is always excited to get involved with the packaging!
Here is the completed painting I started the other day. A wedding gift for some good friends!
This is a 6″x6″ acrylic calf painting I recently finished.
This is an older painting. I built up a heavily textured substrate and painted over that rough surface with acrylics.