Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three Crosses

This is a pencil I did from all the photos I took at our neighbor's branding.
To me the belt buckle really stood out, and so that is why I wanted to name it...'Three Crosses'.
I think I have some tweaking to do yet, It is funny how you see it when it is on the monitor.  I think I need to get darker in some places.
I still love to do a pencil drawing once in a while.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Just Horse'n Around

I normally don't have problems naming my paintings but for some reason, I had trouble naming him, and it may change! The background and mane is gouache. The rest is transparent watercolor. Also, it is on 300 lb. hot press, which is a very different paper to paint on.  If you haven't used it, it is soft and when you put the color down, if you don't soften the edges immediately it just dries there. Very quickly.  It was a challenge because the photo was back lit and the sun was coming through his eye and whiskers. I was coming home from Portales NM, and saw him in Tatum, NM and I hit my brakes, and turned around for photos! He was just beautiful, but then I think all horses are!
 It will be 18x24 framed.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Swan

I have been doing some pencil work too. It is hard to photo and get the paper white! I am sure there is a way, I haven't figured it out yet.  This was from a Wyoming photo.  There was a pair of them, and so pretty. This is on Bristol paper, with several different graphite pencils, ranging from 2H-9B.
I still love to draw, but don't do it enough.