Monday, May 31, 2010

WIP - Yellow Earrings - 3


Okay, time for an update. Man, this blogspot is soooo uncooperative. Maybe it's just me, but it sure is stubborn software.

This doesn't seem like much of an update does it. But the black blob is filled in, and I assure you there are many hours in all the brush strokes. There will still be more color, but the color will be more subtle. Hopefully that will show up in the next update.

Today is Memorial Day and my daughter and I went up to the cemetery for the service. There were easily 300 people there, and the program was very nice. The nicest thing happened when we ended up with two fly over's. The planes were late, but before they got there a Bald Eagle flew over. He was pretty high, and I don't think many noticed. The planes did arrive at a perfect time when the uniformed men laid wreathes on the crosses of the different wars to commemorate the soldiers of our community who fought in each war.

The tributes, planned and unplanned were perfect for a perfectly beautiful day.



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Saturday, May 29, 2010

WIP - Yellow Earrings - 2

Okay, here is a little more.


The big black blob is neck and a little shoulder, and before it looks like a cow with hair on it there will be many, many layers of single strokes with the brush in many colors. I forgot to give the basic information with the first post ... This is a 9.5"x 9.5" watercolor painting. on Arches 140# cold press, rough, paper. I leave the sizing on when I'm doing animal hair and fur as it helps simulate the texture of fur, and the cold press rough paper helps also. Using a #4 brush.

One friend, at stage one, thought he was looking at a couple of squirrels or something because his eyes couldn't bridge that gap. I forget that some of my fans need more information, and cannot read my mind, and the photo didn't show the pencil drawing ... So, I have closed the white areas across the top of her head and under her chin so you can see the size/shape of her head.

Any comments or suggestions are welcome. ::grin:: no sense taking the blame all to myself!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

WIP - Yellow Earrings

Okay, I'm back to start the work in progress for you. This is one of the paintings I'm entering into the Stampede Art Show, here in Greeley. (If I get it finished in time!) The show will be open to the public from June 24 through July 4th. This is usually a spectacular show with many interpretations of western art.

This painting will be titled Yellow Earrings. The earrings are ID tags that are put on cattle. I think I am going to leave the tags blank so should a rancher choose to purchase it I can put his own brand on the tags. So, here is the start....


I think this young calf is a cutie ...




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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Biscuits and Gravy"

I've decided to change my header to cycle some old paintings that were published on a calendar. The first one is a favorite, "Biscuits and Gravy" with a couple of rascally raccoons that got into the chuck wagon. This was always a favorite, and I am planning a GicleƩ print of it later in the year.

Next entry I'll start a work in progress of the painting I'm doing for this year's Stampede Art Show. The show will be open from June 23 to the 4th of July.

Back soon.