November 7, 2018

I thought it was time to add a woman to my group. I found her image in an archive and immediately fell in love with her. She is young, but she is proud and strong, and She is beautiful. As I was finishing her the day before the election and the day after, I was inspire...

October 17, 2018

Continuing on the theme of first citizen paintings that I started about a year ago, is this latest work. He is still drying, and will probably get a mat glaze, but I like the way he turned out. I hope I captured the proud nature of his stance as he emerges from his bac...

October 8, 2018

My latest completed work was more of a challenge than I expected. I wanted to paint a Native American with signs of age and time on his face. This proved harder than I thought. I have never painted an older person before, always sticking with smooth youthful skin, and...

August 11, 2018

A couple of years ago I was cleaning up at the end of a painting class and I was regretting that I was about to scrape a good bit of paint into the garbage. Transporting it home without making a mess was nearly impossible, and keeping it for the next class was also not...

August 4, 2018

While my other WIPs are giving me grief, I was able to put one in the done column, at least for now, while it dries. Then I can see it without all the glare on the wet spots and dull dry spots. Tom made some suggestions for improvement, and he was right on all counts....

August 1, 2018

Is a painting ever really finished, or is it always a work-in-progress. I try to get to the finish line, but then I look at a painting sitting on the drying rack and think about potential changes that I could make to improve on it. Sometimes I act on it, but I have sta...

July 25, 2018

Call them Bison or call them Buffalo, this is my first take on painting animals of any size. I wanted them to be somewhat abstract but when they were too abstract it was missing something. I like them now, I think it's done. Have to wait till it is dry to decide for su...

July 18, 2018

Ever since I painted first Crazy Horse I, almost a year ago, I have been drawn more and more to the idea of Western Art. As I paint buffalo and Native Americans, I want to know more about the actual natives that inhabited this continent before it was invaded and they w...

July 9, 2018

A friend lost her beloved friend Bearley a few months ago and I decided to paint a picture of them together.

Finally figured out why it wasn't working out, she was wearing a beige sweater in the reference photo and Alida just isn't beige, so I changed it up a bit and no...

July 6, 2018

Finally, I found a skull to call my own. On a family vacation we made a trip out to Virginia City, Nevada and a store there had several fine specimens. They were a bit pricey, but I really wanted one. My wonderful nephew-in-law negotiated a lower price with the owner a...

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