Friday, December 28, 2007

Chessy Retriever Oil Painting- Riley...

Now that Christmas has come, it is now safe to
post this work I completed about a month ago, which
I did at my younger son's request as a gift to his wife
Ashley. From my wife and I....

To prep, I did a couple smaller oil studies...

The dog is young...full of vigor and all that is pup.
She is maturing. I love her intense gaze. A very pretty
dog...and painting this reminded me why I used to love
accepting commissions to paint dogs. I believe I will
open myself up again for such dog portraits.

20"x 24" oil

clicking on the image will show a nicer larger

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Near Finished...Big Squall Ruddy Ducks- Oil Painting

6"x 9"

I'll let it sit around, tack up a bit...see what needs
touching up, but I'm pretty happy with how this one
is coming around. Clicking on this image will bring up
a larger view...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Trout Theme Painted Chair

I was asked by a local person if I'd do a favor for
a Christmas present.

I always hate when folks in the community ask me how
much something would cost. Living in a northern logging
community, I know people here work VERY hard for their
often meager living...and have little understanding or
appreciation for the arts.

If I told them what I should get for something like this, I
just know they wouldn't be able to afford it, or perhaps
they might...but their values being what they are couldn't
fathom paying it.

So...I did this for a very small fee, which kinda floored my
wife, but...I said, "'s Christmas you know?"

They wanted a trout fishing theme...with a I
painted a brook trout, rainbow...some flies, a creel and
fly fishing rod...

Friday, December 07, 2007

Northern Shovelers over Bog Brook- Oil Painting

Not totally finished here...but getting close. Experimenting
with a painterly treatment of the ducks in keeping with my
painterly treatment of the background. Different from my
past hyper detail of every feather and feather group. I am
enjoying the process....

9"x 12" oil

Here is a closeup of the drake shoveler...and clicking on it
will show the unique coloration and brushwork...

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