Thursday, December 5, 2013

*Baskin' Bleu'

Bleu` was our Arabian gelding that my son owned.  Bleu passed away two years ago and he is still fondly remembered.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Our birds for the Audubon Bird Festival 2013 6x6 painting sale.

Jules Indio Bunting, Loretta's Rainbow Finch of Australia
Cathy Jo's Black Capped Chickadee, Carol's Sand Pipers

 Cathy Jo's first submission ever

all seven grouped together

Mary Ramona's Black Capped Chickadees

Donna's American Kestral

Gaille's, New Life for an Old Boot
Jules Indigo Bunting

Friday, October 18, 2013

More Audubon Birds

Cathy Jo's first submission (with a little help)
Black Capped Chickadee

Jules, "Indigo Bunting"
this is her third year

Gaille's "New Life for an old Boot" is her third year.

"Rainbow Finch of Australia"

I added a little more detail to give a better representation of the map in the background.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Rainbow Finch" & "Sand Pipers"

 We're keeping the Seagulls "Mine" so I chose a Rainbow Finch, native to Australia as my alternate Bird Painting for the Audubon Bird Festival in November.
 Carol's submission for the 6x6 Audubon Bird Festival Painting Sale.  Below is a view of one side.

Monday, September 30, 2013


Submission for the 2013 Audubon Society Bird Festival in Portland, OR

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Black Swan

9 x 11 Acrylic on panel
I painted this fellow from a photo I took at Animal Kingdom when I was on vacation in Florida in 2010.
The tricky part about acrylic painting for me is keeping white bright and sparkling.  It tends to dull and turn gray.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Armored Carousel Horse

Two images of an Armored Carousel Horse which are typically the lead horse on Carousels.  It's the horse the carousel operator counts as he passes during the ride.
This fellow is "carved" in leather, then painted with acrylics.
Leather carving and painting in acrylics are not new to me.....putting the two together was new.  I usually stain tooled leather.  I was pleased with the result.

I've added this image after I corrected part of the painted portion.
It was difficult to get the brightness and color right when saving the photo.  The first images are closer to the actual tone.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Multnomah Falls-"Summer"

Third and finale in my Multnomah Falls Series.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Multnomah Falls-Winter

First in a series of Four
Season's of Multnomah Falls

Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Magic Sky Rocket"
Jett/Big Dog
American SaddleBred