I went to the zoo today with my kids and the Giant Flemish Rabbit caught our eye so I took a few pictures. And then painted him. He was being a little shy and sleepy. We noticed that he has a big strange goiter like growth below his chin.
Last week I took in almost 40 painting to the art print reproduction place in town to have them scanned. From there they can make high quality Giclee prints and greeting cards. I organized my paintings by theme so I can make card sets of 8 with 2 or each of the 4 I’ve chosen. This one above is my winter critter set, I think. I’ve already forgotten how I organized.
Below is my set of fruit cards.
And this is my set of California beach cards.
And I think I’m doing a set of just rabbits.
Or maybe birds.
4X5″ oil on canvas
I did this quick sketch of an elk head today. I enjoy painting wildlife but am starting to get bored with rendering out all the details of the critter and the space it’s in. Hence just the head and antlers, after all, they are the most interesting part of the elk, to me at least.
6×6″ oil on canvas
This is my first baby step towards abstract art.
I want to figure out a way to paint music, specifically Ravel’s “Sad Birds,” and a Beethoven piece that I love.
I image the painting to be abstract, but I haven’t figured that out yet. Sad Birds would be lonely feeling but beautiful.
I was asked if I’d like to donate a painting for the Boise High fundraiser and this is the one I chose. I had it framed and it’s ready to go.
I want to run down this path into the California green grass and oak trees.
A friend and fellow Northern Californian asked me to paint this NorCal oak tree scene for her. Spring and Summer in this area are always so lush and green, bright green. Bright- bright- green. I miss it so much, especially during southwest Idaho winters. Up north there are beautiful pine trees, but not in Boise.
I’ve been working on this one for a little while. Today I worked on it some more and may have finished it. I’m going to let it dry and then take another look at it. At first I thought I was getting carried away with the bright green, but honestly I’m not. This is what it really looks like there…to me.
I hope my friend likes it! She was one of my teammates on the UCD gymnastics team. She was always the life of the party.
These are the flowers I bought last week to use as a still life. It was a much fuller bouquet and one by one the flowers have been dying and I have been plucking them out. Now I’m down to just 3 ranunculus and the greenery. If I touch the ranunculus the petals fall off.
I’ve painted this bouquet a bunch of different ways. I mainly use it as inspiration but don’t have much interest in copying exactly. I’ve put a lot of time and mental energy into a very tight and exacting family portrait commission with 7 kids, so I enjoy painting flowers and not worrying about getting all their petals in the right place.
It’s time to get some different colored flowers. I’ve done 9 paintings with pink flowers.