Monday, June 22, 2009

Sand Angel

"Sand Angel" SOLD
16" x 18" oil on gessoed masonite

This little guy was hamming it up out at the playground early this spring when the weather was still pretty chilly. I just could not resist him!

Friday, June 12, 2009

All American - "tweaked"

"All American"
24" x 36" oil on gessoed masonite
Xanadu Gallery

You probably can't tell much difference, but I went in and tweaked a few things that were bothering me... you artists will understand. Then, when I was retrieving it from it's 'safe' drying place, I scratched paint off of the lariat on the red guy! Will patch that today. I think this painting just likes to hang around my studio and visit with me!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Muskogee Traditions at Ocmulgee Mounds

"Muskogee Traditions at Ocmulgee Mounds"
27" x 31" oil on gessoed masonite
Xanadu Gallery

I must say that this has been a very interesting piece to paint. I have other reference photos of this hunter demonstrating various skills, so he might just show up again later by himself.
I recently discovered that the Indian in this painting is full-time teacher and demonstrator, Jim Sawgrass. I was grateful to meet him in person and present him with a smaller print of the painting.

Monday, June 8, 2009

No cigar!

Very busy last week but 'no cigar"! I actually spent 26 hours of pure painting in front of the easel. I have three incomplete paintings to show (or not show) for it. Also, I couldn't resist going back into the cowboy painting and noodling around on a few details that needed refinement... and fix where I had to wipe off the white paint my 3-yr-old grandchild added to wet paint! After putting the Indian painting away for several days, I saw some changes I want to make before I post it finished. Two more scenes based on reference photos I took at the community ballfield are coming along nicely. All are in oil, which is why I have 3 going at the same time. I don't have that aggravating wait time in acrylics, but oils are so much easier to leave and come back to... and since I never know when I'll be interrupted at the gallery, this is a good thing! Hopefully this week I'll be able to post the finished products and start some new ones.