Geza’s Ghost ~ the plight of the rhinoceros

Geza’s Ghost ~ 24″ x 36″ oil on canvas
PRINTS AVAILABLE

Geza was a two and a half year old white rhino (this painting is actually of a black rhino) brutally mutilated and left to die by a poacher that will try to sell his horn to someone who thinks that rhino horn has medicinal qualities. It has no more medicine as our hair or fingernails, as it is entirely composed of keratin.
Rhino poaching is out of control, and some species of rhino are nearing extinction. Almost 1000 rhinoceros have been killed this year alone, and the killing is happening faster than the rhino can reproduce. These idiots must be stopped.
I’m offering prints of “Geza’s Ghost”, with most of the proceeds going to a charity which helps stop the poaching. Print size is 12″ x 18″ with a half inch white border all around. PLEASE help stop the obliteration of one of the most magnificent creatures on our planet.
This video is about Geza and his plight. WARNING! It’s very sad and hard to watch:

BoldBrush Painting Competition Entry- Owl in the Mist

                                  Owl in the Mist ~ 18″ X 36″ oil on canvas  $1650.00

I’ve entered this one in the November Bold Brush Competition. If you like it, follow this link here and click on the LIKE button. (This only works if you’re a facebook member) It’ll help me get a bit more exposure, and possibly get in the FAV 15%…Thanks!

Two new paintings — Lion portrait, and Equine Painting

   The King — oil on canvas panel
bidding opens around 5:30 pm, May 22.
Bidding starts at $39.99
My newest painting today…and my second newest, below…
I’ll Come Running 5″ x 7″ oil on canvas
bidding opens around 5:30 pm, May 22.
 starts at $39.99
I’ve been having a lot of fun painting smaller canvases lately. I don’t seem to have a heck of a lot of time, with spring gardening and stuff coming on, so it’s the easiest way to get some productive painting time in.

back to a painting a day!

Leo 6 x6 oil on canvas  SOLD

I decided to do a close up of a lion for some reason yesterday…not really sure, I just liked the pose.  Maybe that’s the way I should work, lol! Just paint whatever strikes me at any given minute. It might work. I would probably have about 90% of my paintings be ones of my children, but you know…the odd lion, or swan or dumptruck might get thrown in there…I suppose it would give me a good lesson on what inspires me.
Odd questions on an odd day. I just finished a big painting today. I’m pleased with it today, but might not be tomorrow…The day before yesterday I liked it, yesterday I scraped the face off…so by tomorrow, I’ll either be satisfied and post it for you all, or I might scrape the whole thing down and start all over!