Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Roy and John 16" x 20"

This is at Roy's studio. He has a life sized poster board of his idol, John Wayne behind him always keeping an eye on what he is painting. It was morning light and I basically painted from life as he painted. I had to take a photo though to do the finishing touches on it when I got home. It took about 3 sittings to complete. The studio facinated me with all the interesting "art" stuff laying around. Imagine that!

Just Country 16" x 20" oil on canvas

I took a picture of this little girl at a church festival. Never miss an opportunity for a potential painting. I removed the harness and straps that were connected to the four-pony walker and made it look more like she was a real country girl. I should have left the flip flops off her feet! Anyway I truly enjoyed painting this and it inspired me to get more new reference photos.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Super Trio 12"x 12"

Yes, I did this painting before but it was worth repeating on a slightly larger canvas board. If only you could really see the rich colors that are in the "blacks". I used no black paint, only mixtures of red, yellow and blue in their deepest values.