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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Zoo Faces, 1st in a Series - 'Green Eyed Lady' Tiger and a Video, too!

I started a new series called 'Zoo Faces.' Two years ago, we went to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha and I took hundreds of reference photos. Well, I'm finally getting around to doing something with them. 'Green Eyed Lady' is the first in the series. The tigress was laying in the corner of her cage. She looked so sad. We found out later that she had lost her cubs and must have been in mourning for them.

 'Green Eyed Lady' 6" x 6" Acrylic
When I paint, the artwork takes on its own persona, coming to life on the canvas before me. Below is a video I made showing the tiger from initial drawing to completion.
Video of 'Green Eyed Lady' coming to life

'Green Eyed Lady' reference photo
The tiger is painted with acrylics on 6" x 6" x 3/4" gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Using eye screws and picture wire, she is ready to hang and has been sealed with a brush-on satin varnish. Just hang and enjoy!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snow on the Pumpkin and Daily Paint Works

Wow, I haven't been a faithful blogger. Sorry about that. Seems like I'm more like the Great Pumpkin, I visit once a year. Speaking of pumpkins, today we're getting the first snow of the winter. I still have apples and leaves on my trees, and, yes, if I would have pumpkins in my garden, there would be snow on them.

I recently joined Daily Paint Works. Love the site! Each day there are over 100 new paintings from many talented artists. Check my gallery out at .

Here are two commissioned paintings I've done for two different collectors.
'And Baby Makes Three...' has a new home in Canada, while 'Their Favorite Haunt' makes its home in New Jersey.

And Baby Makes Three...
Their Favorite Haunt

These are a few of the new ACEOs I currently have listed on eBay. It's witches all around!

Witchy Collie Girl Monroe

Snowy Owl Witch

Froggie Witch
One last painting to share. The art club I belong to, the Northeast Nebraska Art Association, did a still life in watercolor at our last meeting. We painted two different paintings then cut them into strips and wove them together. Below is my 'masterpiece.'  :)
Cat -O- Lantern Pumpkin Still Life
Hope everyone stays safe & warm!