Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Checking Tube Times - Complete

18 x 24

I'm stopping this before I get even more carried away.  I attempt to fine tune and that's where I get in trouble; caught myself doing that on this so I'm stopping.  That's not to say I'm totally satisfied - wish it was more abstract!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Checking Tube Times

18 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

18 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

Goodbye horse head!  This is the beginning of a painting I am doing over the horse's head in the post below.   The horse head just wasn't meeting my expectation of how it should look so it is now buried beneath this paint along with another failed painting - a flamingo!  I love to paint on top of other paintings because I like to build on the texture and colors that are already there.  I have more work on this one but want to try to keep it somewhat abstract (something that is very hard for me).  I think that is what happened to my horse.  The photo on top is after I got the horse's head totally out of the way.   In the bottom photo, you can definitely see the horse in background!  A work in progress......

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Horse Complete

18 x 24 oil on stretched linen

Finished - but I actually liked the original version below over the finished product!  I think I fiddled with this one too much but what the heck, it's just for practice anyway!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Starting Horse

18 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

I started working on this yesterday but have a long way to go; not sure why I decided to paint a horse's head but it feels like figurative in a way (it's a horse's figure) and that is just what I prefer to "play" with.  What in the world will I do with an 18 x 24 horse's head?