Thursday, October 31, 2013

"A Willing Heart"

"A Willing Heart" 
8" x 10" 
2013 Watercolor

This is a horse that was at summer camp many years ago. Then he was a young gelding, mostly grey in color and he had the longest ears! They were pretty much mule-like! A couple years later he's a handsome dapple grey learning the ropes as a ranch horse. I took the photo I used as reference at Fiesta back in September.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

5 years later ...

These are two acrylic paintings of a 1955 Austin Healey 100 Sports Car owned by one of my father's coworkers. After I painted these in 2008 I was told he would take me for a ride in the car.

Flash forward 5 ½ years later …

Note: windshield in normal position.

Note: windshield in RACING position!

I finally got to go for a ride in it!

Monday, October 28, 2013

"As the Moon, She Watches"

"As the Moon, She Watches" 
5" x 7" 
2013 Watercolor

What's in a name? Well, the title of this painting has a special meaning. This is IO (pronounced "eye-O") which is Greek for Moon. When she was a couple days old there was a spot on her neck that looked exactly like a crescent moon, thus IO. 
And now she's a very useful cow dog for her cowboy owner.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Time to Play with the Big Boys"

"Time to Play with the Big Boys"
11" x 14"
Watercolor, 2013

You can see some in progress photos of this painting and the reference photo here.
This little gem will be included in my solo art show in February 2014 at Mount Hood Community College's Fireplace Gallery.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In Progress - "Time to Play with the Big Boys"

The photo I'm using for this painting is from one of the many I took at Fiesta in the beginning of September. 

Enjoy these in progress photos!

Soon I will post the completed painting! Stay tuned. :-)