Sunday, October 22, 2006

Dinner Plate Hibiscus

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Finally!! My Dinner Plate Hibiscus painting is dry at last! and ready to be listed. It is an oil painting on stretched , wrapped canvas, 18 inches square--almost life sized. These blossoms are huge and lush and I absolutely love them. The painting was done in August when they were still at their peak, and I have been waiting for the canvas to dry. Now it is cold October and I can still enjoy the memory of them. I do not know how such beauties survive and prosper in the cold Iowa winter (they look like they belong in some south Pacific paradise island) but I am so glad to have them here. They are a real "trip"!!! They will be auctioned on eBay

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday's Horse

I wasn't able to do my horse of the day on Wednesday. Just too many distractions and demands on my time. Instead, I am working on a new canvas, something a little larger and it may not be finished today or tomorrow. But look for it soon. The weather has turned downright cold here, reality has hit and winter is coming to Iowa. At least the rain has stopped and the mud is dried up a little so Barney can go run in the backyard and not have to be walked. Walking him is fun in good weather, but not so great when the rain is falling and wind blowing. To see a picture of Barney, go to my website and visit the page about me.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Horse of the Day

My friend Shary challenged me to see if I could complete a painting a day, something which seems to be a popular idea among artists these days. The result is a new series I call Horse of the Day. Not every day, because I do need time to work on commissions and larger paintings, but I will set a goal of three days a week and see what happens. The first horse is a close up of a Palomino, a somewhat unusual composition. It was listed on eBay on Monday.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Step Four

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I have blocked in the areas of dark and light paint, added a bit more drama to the background. Almost done! I need to refine the colors and add details and it will be ready to sign.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Step 3

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The background cis painted painted in and I start adding color to the horse.