Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New WIP - Tufted Titmouse Oil Painting

I started this little 8x10 oil over the holidays. This is a tufted titmouse. These cute little birds are frequent visitors to my feeder. This piece I am hoping to finish in time for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, SC.


Latest Progress on the Cougar Cub Painting

Here's the latest progress on the cougar cub painting. I have not progressed very far, but I worked some more on his face and chest, and started work on his paws. With this painting, I've learned that I don't care for painting on the stretched linen canvas. I feel like I'm fighting its texture. I've decided that I prefer painting on the mounted linen panels instead. I like the solid feel and finer texture of it. I will be sitting this one aside for a little while to work on something new. See my next post.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Empire 100 - Mountain lion watercolor

I am happy to announce that my watercolor painting Seeking Shade has been selected for the Empire Ranch Foundation's Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale. The Empire 100 is a juried exhibition and sale of one hundred exceptional original works in oil, watercolor, and bronze by nationally known painters and sculptors.

The sale supports the preservation of the Empire Ranch House, a 22-room adobe and wood frame building which dates to 1870 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The show runs January 12 through March 13 at Northern Trust, 3450 E. Sunrise, Tucson, Arizona. The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 15 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

For more information, and to view and purchase art, visit or call 888-364-2829.

Seeking Shade, watercolor, 11x16

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New WIP - Cougar Cub Painting

Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. I have spent the last couple of months working on a freelance illustration project for a local park. It kept me so busy, that there was no time left for my painting.

This piece is a 12x16 oil on linen of a young cougar that I started some time ago. For one reason or another, I stopped working on it and sat it aside. I've renewed my interest in this piece and have decided to take it on again. I apologize for the glare on the photos, but you get the idea :)