Saturday, 27 June 2015

Cow 62 Big baby

size 8 x 6
oil on board
$65.00

I have tried several times to paint this cow with no luck...I tried once more.  I started just adding the darks very loosely and then just kept adding little bits until I was happy with it.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Cow 61 Nose first

6 x 6 inch
oil on board
SOLD

Right when I finished this cow painting my friend Agnes came into the studio and said "nose first"  perfect name.


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Cow 59 Is she looking at us?

6 x 6 inch
oil on panel
SOLD

I have been meaning to paint these cows for awhile...what are they looking at, who knows.  I love both of their expressive faces.  I used a very limited palette which is sometimes the best thing to do for painting, no fussing around with too many colour choices.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sarah

6 x 8inch
oil on panel
NFS
 We were in Victoria on a beautiful fall day at least two years ago, my husband and daughter were sitting outside of one of our favourite restaurants so I snapped this photo.  I have never painted a person portrait before, I absolutely loved it.  I will definitely do more.


Monday, 22 June 2015

Flower connoisseur

6 x 8 inches
oil on board
$65.00

I live in deer country, walking down the street, in my yard...everywhere, they have had many meals in my garden.  No matter how annoying that is I just love them.  My friend sent me some photos of the little darlings so here is my very first deer painting.  


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Cow 57 Is orange my colour?

6 x 6 inch
oil on panel
SOLD

I used a little rose violet in this painting, the colours are quite different than usual a little more subdued. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cow 56 Chill

6 x 6 inch
oil on board
SOLD

I used thalo blue again for my underpainting, I changed the background colour twice before I was happy with it.  Sometimes when you have such a strong underpainting colour it competes with everything else.  In the end I was happy with the green.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cow 55 Puzzled

6 x 6 inch
oil on board
SOLD

  I can't remember why I decided to paint my first cow, they are just so wonderful to paint.  I also had no idea how many cow fans there are.  

Monday, 15 June 2015

White boxer

8 x 6 inch
oil on board
$65.00
I was in Victoria last week with my girlfriend(such a beautiful city) We were wandering on Fort street which has some great antique stores, there sitting on the sidewalk just outside a cafe was this beautiful boxer, Paco was his name, the owners were more than happy to let me take pictures of him.  I have only every seen two or three white boxers, love their colouring, especially their pink rimmed eyes.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Cow 54 I'm serious

6 x 8 inch
oil on board
SOLD

I have painted this cow before,  I took a different approach starting with a thalo blue under painting.  I used alizarin crimson to soften the rust colour.  The more I paint cows the more I want to paint cows.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cow 53 Purple haze

8 x 6 inch
oil on panel
SOLD

Originally I was using purple just to add  hints of definition to the black, I just kept using more and more so I went with it.  I love the outcome,  I laugh every time I walk by this painting.

Cow 52 Being nosey

6 x 8 inch
oil on panel
SOLD

Another black and white cow, I just keep experimenting with the colour white and the colour black.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Leo the lovely

6 x 8
oil on board
SOLD

This is Leo, he is a proud lad.  The painting is a commission for a friend of mine.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Cow 50 Dazzled

8 x 6 inches
oil on board
SOLD

The colouring of this cow was very unique, more of a chocolate  brown with some beautiful rust, and her head looked as if she was wearing a hat...classy girl.