Sunday, September 30, 2007

'Oh Henry", oil on masonite, 6x6" nfs

This was a commision portrait of magnificent Mr. Henry. It was a joy to be asked to do this piece. I hope the family will be happy.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

"One Leader", oil on masonite, 6x12"

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It's so interesting to watch the herd. This buck is big and bold. He postures in a way that makes everyone, including us, know who is really in charge.

Friday, September 28, 2007

"In the Confusion", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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Our pasture/yard has been invaded by these creatures. They're so beautiful but so distructive. The herd grows every year. I think we are up to 23....

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Puzzle Puss", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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I said this would be back. This is a wonderful 18lb companion at our house. The earlier version just didn't get the size/weight issue correct. This is much more my "little Ollie"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"CEO", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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These are the most majestic cows. However, they spend so much time with their snouts in the grass, attending to their girth that it was difficult to get images with their heads up.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Distant Fields", oil on masonite, 8x10"

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The brambling mass in the background is wild blackberries. We curse them in our gardens but they add a nice backdrop for the paintings!

Friday, September 21, 2007

"Sniffing for Truffles", oil on masonite, 6x6

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This was such an odd angle that I had to keep stepping back to be sure I had an animal and not total abstraction. In the end it seemed to be a bit of both.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Once a Kitten", oil on masonite, NFS

This is one of our 5.5 cats. It is NOT a good likeness. I will try again.

Monday, September 17, 2007

"Tres Leche", oil on masonite, 6x12

This was interesting to do. It is similar to a previous image but was painted with a paint product new to me. I just visited and toured M.Graham's facilty in Hubbard, Oregon. I used only their paint except black and white. I failed to bring those back with me. I must say, they make an amazing product. The tubes are so saturated with color that I continually used too much paint when mixing. Once one gets the hang of it this high quality paint should go much further than their competitors. The tinting strength is amazing.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

"Outcast Cow" oil on masonite, 4x10" SOLD

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This is the last post for a few days. My husband is taking me to destinations unknown. I'll be back next week.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"Over The Back", oil on masonite, 5.25x6"

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These are my new, favorite critters. They have the same great color and girth as the black and whites but now there's texture!

Monday, September 03, 2007

"Floats", oil on masonite, 4x10"

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I thought these cows looked like they were floating on green clouds rather than walking through grass.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

"Another Fine Dining Experience", oil on masonite, 6x6":

I've been very hesitant to paint these guys. They are so magnificent on their own I thought it pretty risky. You'll probably be seeing more of them. Fun for me, trouble for you.