Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Fawn

12 X 9 
Oil on Linen Panel
Painted from a photograph by Lenora Melville

I like the innocence of this little guy. He's vulnerable and brave at the same time. I'm working to make my critters more real. I made fewer adjustments to him than I've had to make on other paintings so I'm really please with this one.

Upper Falls at Yellowstone National Park

16 X 12 
Oil on Linen Panel 
Painted from my photograph.

I took this photograph on our extended trip this summer. The amount of water going over the falls was really impressive. In New Mexico we need more water; perhaps that's why it fascinates me so. Above the falls, looking down on the water just going over the edge, the water is dark green at the edges. It's truly a gorgeous place. Yellowstone was not as I had imagined it. I'm so glad we took the time to go and I plan to go again sometime.

Surfing Boys 

14 X 11
Oil on Linen  Panel
Painted from a photograph taken by Joe Price

When Joe Price talked about how he took this photograph in Mexico he said he basically took it through a telescope. Painting the water was fun. The boys were much harder for me, but at least they look like people. They look like they are having a good time in the water.

Aspens in Summer

Oil on Linen Panel

Painted from a photograph by Cindy Crooks
There's something about aspens that makes me happy. They sparkle as the wind moves the leaves. I've set these over a valley and lake. I could sit here and relax in this scene all afternoon.

Above: Daisies in the Window

Both paintings are 6 X 8
Oil on Linen Panel

Below: Roses in the Window