Found this pretty lady in the dairy barn at the Indiana State Fair. The barn has huge (frosted? dirty?) windows all along the western exposure, which let in a soft, filtered light when the sun is low in the sky. The light produced has a peaceful, ethereal quality which is nice for shooting photographic references […]
Soon, our tulips will be gone, so it was time to paint them. When the light shines through them, they look like glowing lanterns. I tried a couple of new things this time: One, a cradled wood panel by American Easel. They’re very well made, and don’t need to be framed. I used GAC 100 […]
This dashing young fellow looked like he was posing for a formal portrait, so I ignored his striking tail feathers and zoomed in on his face. I’d never painted chickens before this week, but now I wonder what took me so long. They are noble creatures. I feel a little guilty that we’re having chicken […]
Back in the ’80s, every fair had bungee jumping. In recent years, bungees have been replaced by rock walls. This one was presented by Jeep as part of their Rocks & Road touring exhibit. It’s a good first time climbing experience for kids, and hopefully will be the start of a lifelong sport for some.
It was almost sunset when this white horse burst out of the chute at the State Fair rodeo with a cowboy clinging to his back. The only way to paint it was to throw caution to the wind and just go for it, just like that horse and rider. Pssst! Don’t tell the rodeo guys, […]
What’s in the fridge? Nothing but seawater and decay, if your house has been swept away by a tsunami. No growler of Barley Island beer for the hubby, no Perrier for me, no cherry jam (his), no shirataki noodles (mine). No carefully preserved first crocus of Spring in a brandy snifter. There’s something about standing […]
Another Daily Paintworks weekly challenge, this time offered by Raymond Logan. For the Lincoln Challenge Raymond supplied us with a black and white photo of Mr. Lincoln that we’ve seen a thousand times. We had the option of painting in black and white, or color. Since I often paint color from black and white photos […]
The good folks over at Daily Paintworks have started offering weekly art challenges. Some of my absolute favorite artists on the net are in DPW, so it’s a real treat to get the opportunity to participate. Each week is like a mini-lesson from a master artist. This week’s challenge is the One Color per Stroke […]