Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dos Carlitos 5x7

  This is a local restaurant.  The red awnings and green trim looked like a fun thing to try in the early morning light.  It got pretty involved for a 5x7 but I'm happy with it.  The food was good too.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hans 7x5

  Hans Christian Andersen  (1802-1875),  Danish author famous for his children's fairy tales.  Apparently he had quite a profile as well.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday Jaunt 10x20 - sold

  These two made a good pair.  I wanted to capture the horse in a way that helped define the slow, elegant gate which set the tone for the scene.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Lot of Bull 30x40 - sold

   I wanted to do a large powerful painting for a centerpiece at shows and a bull moose seemed like a fitting subject.  I gave him an aggressive pose with ears pinned back as if he was responding to a challenge.
   I had to get it out of the studio because our dog kept growling at it.   He's not real sharp, but I considered it a compliment.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Backwater Ringnecks 7x10 - sold

  This painting was selected to be used for the 2012 Michigan Duck Stamp.  It depicts a pair of Ringneck Ducks.  Money raised from stamp and print sales will help fund that state's waterfowl management programs. Printing has been completed and the original painting is for sale.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pronghorn Portrait 18x12 - sold

  I never get tired of painting the color patterns on the pronghorn antelope.  They are built much different than any other North American animal, especially their head.  I have to force myself to not think about deer or other animals that you think would be similar.  I have gone through many drawings and studies to get comfortable drawing these unique animals. 
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Old Friend 20x14

  I have spent countless cold mornings and stormy days huddled around old wood stoves; this is one of them.  You can always count on them cut the chill and dry your clothes.
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