White Wolves and goats…

The Stare-Down ~ 6″ x  6″ oil on handcut hardboard panel Bid Now in the Daily Paintworks auction!  So…I’ve read that it is important to share things about yourself as an artist and a blogger…really, my life isn’t all that interesting, but if you’ve ever wondered, here are five totally useless things about me that youContinue reading “White Wolves and goats…”

Texas Gold ~ Texas Longhorn Cow oil painting demonstration

Texas Gold ~ 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas panel I think I’ve mentioned before that a man down the road from us has Texas Longhorns. They’re such a fascinating animal. They look so powerful and intimidating, but in actuality they’re quite gentle and sweet natured.  Unfortunately, we live far from Texas, on the rainyContinue reading “Texas Gold ~ Texas Longhorn Cow oil painting demonstration”

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on panel Here’s a change from the cows…I missed my horses! Cows are fun, but maybe I’m feeling more serious today. Horses are a lot more dignified, don’t you think? The challenge in painting this was taking my substandard reference photos and getting the look ofContinue reading “Out of the Shadows”

Got Milk? ~ Cow portrait

“Got Milk?” 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas panel click here to BID NOW on Daily Paintworks I’m having a bit of fun again with the complementary colour scheme, and of course, cows…Painting cows always makes me happy. They’re just so endearing, that I can’t help but smile while I’m painting them. This little darling had just finishedContinue reading “Got Milk? ~ Cow portrait”

Thoughts on Why I’m an Artist

False Modesty ~ 7″ x 9″ oil on canvas panel For sale on Daily Paintworks BID HERE Why am I an artist? Hmmmm…. I remember sitting at the coffee table, at five or six years old. We had a brown shag rug that tickled my knees.  Someone had given me a sheet of tracing paperContinue reading “Thoughts on Why I’m an Artist”

Signs of Spring

You know it’s spring when these colourful little critters start popping up in fields all over the countryside! I just can’t resist those long eyelashes and that little mischievious twinkle. She looks like she’s full of “piss and vinegar” as my dad would say;) For this one, I tried to work the complementary colours ofContinue reading “Signs of Spring”

Sunlit Bay

Sunlit Bay  6″ x 6″ oil on panel For sale on Daily Paintworks BID HERE My attempt at showing strong sunlight on a dark horse…I must say he was a bit of a challenge, but I really enjoy working with the rich colors.  This little guy is on Daily Paintworks starting at a really reasonableContinue reading “Sunlit Bay”

Sneek Peak ~ New painting in the works

Preliminary sketch for new painting Here’s a sneek peek at my upcoming painting. This one will be larger than my little 6 x 6’s…at 16″ x 20″. As usual, I combine multiple references and lighting effects to come up with a composition that works for me.  I try to stick with the rule of thirdsContinue reading “Sneek Peak ~ New painting in the works”

Sundance the Buckskin

“Sundance” ~ 12″ x 16″ oil on Raymar Panel BID NOW on Daily Paintworks My newest painting…I’ve always been particularly enamoured with the buckskin, ever since “Dances with Wolves”. I wanted that horse so bad! I love the feeling of exuberance in his pose, like he’s about to explode into flight. I tried hard toContinue reading “Sundance the Buckskin”

Dreams of Pegasus

12″ x 16″ oil on canvas covered wood panel For sale on Daily Paintworks BID NOW Lately I’ve returned to my first love…horses. I have to say, I was really inspired by this month’s International Artist winner, B.K. Lawes and his beautiful horse painting…just stunning with the black background and dramatic lighting.  This painting isContinue reading “Dreams of Pegasus”