Thursday, March 12, 2009

Finished...Manitoba Grizzly 20"x 24" oil painting

Well...believe I've done justice and am satisfied,
this beautiful Manitoba grizzly and the proud hunter...

Closeup of the hunter...

Closeup of the bear's head-

Here you get a closeup view of brushwork and color in the
manner I have applied broken color here. Manipulating
the viewer's eye to mix color in their eye by not completely
mixing the color on my palette before applying. This gives
a truer sense of the light of nature in my opinion, and the
illusion of the rich color in the fur-

As always...clicking on images bring up larger view...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Manitoba Grizzly- 20"x 24" oil

This is my third session working on this one, not
quite finished...but having fun. Very appreciative
getting the reference photo recently at the Deer
Classic held in Green Bay two weekends ago...

As always, click on the image and see a much larger view!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

12"x 9" oil alla prima Self-Portrait Study

Did a quick three hour study last night from a
photo of myself, one my wife took when I came
home from a successful bowhunt two years ago.

Working to better understand some of John Singer
Sargent's alla prima paint methods. More of that
is explained and demonstrated in my Painting From
Life blog...

12"x 9" oil...

My wife took the reference photo for this one after
I came home from a successful night of bowhunting,
but she enjoyed the simple portrait study because it
will remind her of my personality coming home many
a night from fishing, (last night ice fishing), or
hunting...or even painting landscapes outdoors. So,
this one is for her.

There is the purpose and service a portrait provides,
as a lasting memory not only for the successful
sportsman or woman, but the family members there-
after in years to come.