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.
I just received the postcard for my art show in the mail! It looks a lot like a “wanted” poster which is pretty great.
The fatted calf scampered over to the fence. He assumed my presence at the wire signaled it was time for me to feed him! ‘Twas the other way round.
Note: This is a work of fiction. The calf, lovingly called “fatty”, has many sunny days ahead, presumably.
This is a painting I just varnished today. It is an 18″ x 18″ acrylic painting. The unusual textures throughout were predominantly created with a small squeegee and a palette knife. The very short story was something that occurred to me when I was out shooting reference shots of cows in some of the local fields. I felt guilty the way they would come running up to the fence and all I had to offer was a smile…