Friday, May 24, 2013
Under the Hot Sun
Oil on c/b
This painting is the second time I have used this particular cactus. I have always
liked the strong shadow pattern and the many angles of both the cactus and the
shadow elements. This time I have tried to convey a very hot day, because it was
very much so at the time. The area is the White Tank Mountains in Surprise, AZ
close to where I live.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Daisy is one of my friends lovely little dogs. She is a Chihuahua mix and very affectionate. One thing is for sure, when painting children and animals, be prepared to take a couple of billion (ha!) photos to end up with anything worth painting. Actually my friend wanted two dogs together but I just loved this short and did this as a practice for myself.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This painting resulted from an art challenge at the AZ Pastel Artists Assoc.
that I am privileged to belong to in Phoenix, The challenge was to take a
small terra cotta pot and make a painting with it. I had a lot of fun turning
the pot into a pail and filling it with shells.