Monday, April 26, 2010

Sketches - Centaur Market Scene

I finally decided to start working out some ideas for another centaur painting, this one with a market/bazaar theme.  These intial sketches will be very rough, without details until I settle on the layout to paint.  Once I have my plan, I'll work it up into a more detailed and exact drawing, but, for now, this is as much detail as it needs.  This is about a 10x14" vine charcoal sketch.  More to come as I work out varying ideas on this same theme.  Any comments or suggestions welcome here! 

New Work - "Black Elegance" & "Palomino Beauty"

These are two new ACEOs now available for sale on ebay.  Both are oils on multimedia art board.




New Work - Forager's Return


I'm running behind in posting this one to this blog as it is finished, sold, and, long gone with it's companion piece, "Hunter's Return". 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Work - Hunter's Return

Finally, I got one finished!  His mate will follow as soon as I finish her, too, but for now it is just him.  5x5 inches, oil on multimedia art board. 





Friday, April 9, 2010

On The Easel - update

I worked on these two 5x5s a bit today...see, I did cloth them!  Ha!  I often sketch in my figures in the buff simply because it is easier to get the form right if I don't worry about clothes!  Once I'm happy with how the bodies are looking, then I can decide how to dress them. 

  ....and another short session and they are starting to take shape.  I will have to go back over the backgrounds - they are just blocked in and need detailing yet.  Long ways to go still. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On The Easel (or under it, or behind it, even nowhere near it!)

I really have a lot of work in the works, lol! Sometimes I will start something, but then, set it aside to start on something else that just seems more important at the moment. Most of these I will finish at some time, although one or two could end up completely abandoned...or worse still...end up as a quickie palette to mix paint on and ruined forever with big globs of dried paint all over them! Here's the latest assortment, some actually getting some work done on them...



This centaur aceo is suffering for lack of inspiration at the moment...it may become a repository for dried paint glob..or, it might suddenly get a streak of amazing inspiration to save it!
This is Norman my sister/BILs deceased pet...must get back to this one!

I like how this one started, really will finish it sometime!

I like this one  too, but, it has been languishing for many months now...hmmm.  must do something about this!

Foxy Fae one of our cats...and a real struggle!  Those eyes are still lopsided! Ack!
This appy if from the WetCanvas RIL and I really like him, but, I hate working from photos on the computer but my color printer is permanently out of ink, so.....who knows what will become of him!

These two really are currently on the easle!  Now, I just need to turn this computer off and get back to painting! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Work - "Desert Gallop"

Here's another OSWOA  oil painting, some arabians streaking across the desert...
4"x6" "Desert Gallop"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Work - American Original

This Morgan horse is a 4x6 oil on multimedia art board.