Friday, 30 October 2015

PARTY GIRLS

12 x 12 inches
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
$200.00

It was so exciting to paint on a large canvas, yes after painting mostly on 6 x 6 inch a 12 x 12 inch seems huge. This painting is kind of abstract impressionist with lots of colour...really fun.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN

6 X 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
SOLD

This is another commission I did.  I really enjoyed painting her...again always a challenge when subject is a black and a fur ball.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SWEET FACE

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
SOLD

I always enjoy painting a lab, probably because I own two, the face is always so full of expression.  Even though I have been working with oil paint for about two years I am still learning, your painting can look completely different just with the stokes and blending you decide to use.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Cow 92 WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?



6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
NFS

This is a painting I donated to our local Old School House art gallery for the food bank show.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Cow 91 I'M INTO YOU

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord panel
SOLD

I fell in love with this cows expressions,I plan on painting her a few times at least.  When I was taking her photo she just kept looking at me and tilting her head like she wanted me to photograph her.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Cow 90 WATCHFUL EYE

                                     
 6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
$65.00
                                                
This cow was standing all alone while the others had pushed themselves up against the fence, she seemed just a little uncertain.  I used transparent red for the underpainting and kept things really loose, I like how this painting turned out.





Wednesday, 21 October 2015

DIRT BOSS

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
NFS


When I walked up to this pig he became very vocal, you could tell that he loved attention. As a pet of the farm owners he has a very good life just rolling around in the mud and lounging with his partner.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Cow 89 LUNCH TIME

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
SOLD

I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of hours at one our local dairy farms yesterday.  We drove up to the barn where the cows were just enjoying their lunch, but curiosity was peaked for one gal who quickly made eye contact with me  long enough to get some great photos...she had the prettiest eyes.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

HAPPY APPLES

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 gesso board
SOLD

I have been on an apple kick lately, I find it helps my painting to use the same subject several times...always learning something from apple to apple. 


Saturday, 17 October 2015

GREEN APPLES

6 s 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
$50.00

I have been enjoying painting apples, completely different from painting animals...or maybe I just think it's different.


Friday, 16 October 2015

THE BIG APPLE

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8 inch gessobord
$50.00

Hmmm, how to make a subject that is mostly red have interest...difficult for me but liked the challenge.


Thursday, 15 October 2015

UNITED WE STAND

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
$50.00

I have learned over the years that creating a painting you are happy with means you have to examine your photo or subject...keep referring to it over and over as you paint, maybe put down your brush leave for a moment and come back and look again, especially the small details that you at first won't even see but will make your painting come alive when you add them.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

APPLE A DAY

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
$50.00

There is so much more to painting an apple than I had first thought. The very slight colour changes on the skin, the different reflections, lights and darks...quite a wonderful subject to paint.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Cow 88 SMOOTH TALKER

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
SOLD

To me the cow physique is just as interesting as the cow face, the folds,sags and curves are all so important to the look of each cow.  Every cow is so different, I never tire of painting them.


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Cow 87 I SEE YOU

6 x 8 inch
oil on gessobord
SOLD

I haven't used a 6 x 8 inch canvas for awhile, it always surprises me what a huge difference there is from a 6 x 6, it does seem so much larger but really it isn't. I painted this cow with really loose strokes and lots of paint.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

cow 86 SUSPICIOUS MINDS

6 x 6 inches
oil on gessobord
SOLD

The colouring of this cow was very unique with very light ears, a dark face and golden tones throughout. I really enjoyed painting with this palette, again a little different for me...not as much obvious colour.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Cow 85 LARGER THAN LIFE

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
SOLD

Where to start...I did a loose sketch of this big cow and just kept adding small hints of detail. I didn't want it to become too busy, the palette was simple. The nose is my very favourite part of this painting.


Monday, 5 October 2015

Cow 84 JUST CHILLIN

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
$50.00

A lot of brush strokes and layering went into this cow painting, I just couldn't seem to stop myself.  I really like the position of this cow...great to paint.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

PRETTY PETALS

6 x 6 inch
oil on gessobord
SOLD

It is a beautiful sunny day here so I was in the mood to paint something cheerful.  I have had this photo for months, I rarely paint a single flower but am really pleased how this one turned out.  Sometimes it gives more impact to just have one subject on a small panel.


Friday, 2 October 2015

Cow 83 SPOTS AND DOTS

6 x 6 inches
oil on gessobord
GIFTED

I have put off painting this cow, not sure about how to approach the ever so spotty nose, I wanted to make sure you could see the nostrils and not just think they were just more spots. I am happy with the outcome.