Monday, August 22, 2011

New WIP: Blue Grosbeak

Next up on the easel is an oil painting of a male blue grosbeak. I photographed this fellow along a brushy roadside in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. This piece currently measures out at 9x12" but I'm thinking of chopping the board down to an 8x10". After already starting work on it, I felt this piece would work better compositionally if the bird was more to the right. I should have given it more thought but was anxious to just get paintin'. For now, I'll leave it alone and decide later if it gets the table saw...he, he, he.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some Press...

My little Canada Lynx painting and a write-up on me appears in the September 2011 issue of Western Art Collector magazine in a special section: "Wild Ambition: Collecting Wildlife Art."

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Finished: Barred Owl

Put the finishing touches on the barred owl this afternoon. Owls are always a joy to paint! I'm calling this one "Backlit". Hope you like it!

Backlit, 8x10, oil on linen panel

Monday, August 8, 2011

WIP: Barred Owl Update 2

What a busy week last week was. After a week of not being able to paint, it felt good to finally get back to the easel yesterday. Here's where I left off...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WIP: Barred Owl Update 1

I have not progressed far on this piece this week as I've been busy getting other necessary tasks done, but I did get a little more painting done on the head and I've started laying in some of the background. As you can see now, the owl will be backlit. In fact, I'm contemplating giving it the title "Backlit". Hmm, we'll see...

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