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Bare Back Rider Continued

I have continued to work on this painting of the horse and girl. Choosing colors is always a challenge. It is important to find what works for each painting. I have favorite colors that I use over and over but they are not always the best choice.  It takes several layers of brown and other colors to …

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Australian Shepherd

    If you missed the Australian Shepherd class last March, here’s your chance to take it. I will be teaching this class in Martinsburg, West VA on August 7-9 at Berkeley Art Works. If you would like to sign up , to register, click here!  Select “Workshops” from the menu bar. Or call 304-620-7277 …

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Next Stage of Chetan

I haven’t been able to get back to this painting as quickly as possible. I have added the rest of the fur on this gorgeous wolf. I felt at this point that their was no clear focal point. There was too much fur! All the fur was of equal focus so I needed to blend …

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Back to Chetan

I finally have time to work some more on Chetan. I began to finish the right side of his face today. I noticed that the eye in shadow was too bright so I added darker colors to subdue it. Sometimes you like something so much( or I do anyway) that you don’t want to change …

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New Wolf Painting

I finally have a break in my schedule and have had time to paint my favorite subject-wolves. It has been awhile since I have had time to paint a painting “just for me”. This wolf will eventually be white when finished, but I need to add adequate layers of colors underneath to support the beautiful …

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