Thursday, July 19, 2012

Enjoying the Lake

Enjoying the Lake 7 x 5 oil on panel
Another quite scene at Mt. Carmel. these chairs are just calling you to sit and enjoy quite time snoozing, reading or whatever you wish.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just Struttin

Just Struttin 12 x 12 oil on canvas

After just sittin and laying an egg our little red hen is struttin around full of pride at her accomplishment and showing off for the other hens (and maybe the rooster). I continue to try and stay loose in my work but controlled. I use a thin underpainting and in many areas that underpainting shows through in the final work, it allows for the transparency to let the white of the canvas show trough, the violet in the upper corner and at the base of the hen as well as the gold tone in the top center show that fairly well.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Just Sittin

Just Sittin 12 x 12 oil on gallery wrap canvas
This hen is just sittin minding her business of laying eggs. We raised about  200 of these laying hens and provided eggs for us, neighbors and a shelter. They required much work and although I do love fresh eggs and painting chickens I am glad I am not caring for them any more.
I do love painting chickens of all breeds and always find them interesting and each seems to have a personality. When they are in their nest  they seem to be all fluffed up, I think to protect the eggs they have laid or that eggs that are yet to be laid.

Monday, July 2, 2012

From the Garden

From the Garden 6in x 6 in. oil on panel
A litttle antique bottle and some  of the first flowers from my garden were the inspiration for this little painting. I loved the light and the simplicity of this casual little piece. They are a delight to the eye and seem to dance together beautifully.