I have this thing for cows...I keep going back to them for subject matter. Some people ask me why I never paint horses......I'm not sure...I like horses....I just think cows are cool...
Sometimes you can execute an entire landscape with mood and design and all it needs is that hint of a cow to add that spark of interest......Just sayin.
8x10 oil on panel
I received a great response from the last chip brush study I did as a warm up exercise and it served as a good way to loosen up the hand before starting the days painting......so I did a few more! This is an easy way to do a quick study from life with out a lot of set up time.
Plein Air Painting magazine is doing an artical featuring messy palettes and are asking for painters to send in pictures....I've been considering it! They're going to receive a lot of pictures!
I have been working on large canvases lately...and that is my excuse this time, for not posting as often.... But I paint every day! I finally finished my home studio and am using it for working large...I still work and teach mostly at the Knowles studio with my buddy and colleague Leigh Knowles Metteer, but it helps to have a space I can get "in the zone" without a lot of distractions.
Speaking of Leigh,..she has just started a blog of her unique and stunning, monotype prints! Check it out HERE
A few days ago I spent nine hours sitting at my computer, organizing my images into folders for the new year!..and I'm still not done yet! Although this is a tedious, time consuming job , it really pays off down the line when I am searching for an image for a show or publication,or reference. This is my last painting to post of paintings done last year, and now I will have a blog book made as a hard copy of my painting journey in 2011. There is a great site called Blog-to-Print that will import all your blog posts into a neat little book....Oh,.. and then to complete the deal I down load all the images onto a remote hard drive.
8x10 oil on panel sold