Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hombre a la Luz de la Luna - SOLD

This started out with a reference photo of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Somewhere along the way it became something and someone else. I loved the crop and the concept. In the end it bears no resemblance to the original reference, except for the hat perhaps. It is not uncommon for a painting to take on a life of it's own somewhere along the way. This is definitely one of those....and I'm very pleased with the results. The translation of the name is Man in the Moonlight.

Acrylic 16" X 20" $350

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Julia (private collection)

This is a portrait of my dear friend Julia. Since leaving Chicago I don't get to see her much and I miss her so! She came to visit me here in Dallas and I snapped a photo of her sitting outside in the sun. It seemed to capture one of those pensive moments.....I love this painting.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

ND Fountain (Sold)

This is N.D. , Mildred's husband. His tiny 60 year old school picture was scratched and bent, and of course, in black & white. I showed this painting to mutual friends and they recognized him immediately. This at least indicates I was able to get the likeness anyway. The fun for me is that I met these folks in their 70's but somehow came to know them as school children through these portraits.

Acrylic on Arches 140# cold press 11" X 14"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mildred Fountain (Sold)

Someone gave me a half wallet size photo circa 1930's and asked me to paint it - in color no less! I put it off for a long time but finally sat down to play with it. I thought I might be able to get away with a sepia likeness - but no - it had to be color.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out and now I'm actually looking forward to do another one of her husband!

Acrylic on Arches 140# cold press 11" X 14"

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Texas Yellow Rose - SOLD

I may not be finished with the cows yet but I needed to do something else (and in a different color scheme) so today's adventure was to paint this one in yellow. I have painted it in red and that one usually rests on the mantel in my family room. Those of you who are paying attention will notice that I've added some water drops....

Acrylic 16" X 20" $350

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cow-licious (SOLD)

We'll see how this one flys. Only a true "Cow person" will understand. I'm not sure what they are looking for or what it is they store up there but cows all seem to spend an inordinate amount of time with their tongues in their nostrils.

Acrylic 12" X 12" $300

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blue Moo - SOLD

It's hard when you search for reference material and you find several that you like very much. It just means you have to keep painting! I loved this little calf and thought he/she deserved to be memorialized so here it is. This one is my smallest painting in some time.
Acrylic 12" X 12" $300

Friday, August 8, 2008

Oh Bull ! - SOLD

This fun little number is going to be my contribution to a "South By Southwest" Art show the gallery is having in Sept. Each artist associated with the gallery is being encouraged to participate. That definitely required something outside my usual genre. I have painted some Irish bovines in the past, in fact my son asked recently when I might paint some more. So I thought, bovines are pretty Southwestern, right?! (And trust me - these are cows not bulls)

Acrylic 24" X 36" $900

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sunflower - private collection

Continuing on with some floral macros, I thought I'd give the sunflower a try. I am not a big fan of them - yellow is a color I would never wear! But I know that other people love them (particularly my daughter) so here's one I am pretty sure she will love. My sister will love it too since yellow is her favorite color.

Acrylic 24" X 36" $900