Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Doc" Portrait

Acrylic on Barn board

This finished piece is a first time  painting for me......first to create on weathered boards that if you saw the back side, you would have no doubt these came from the inside of a barn.

I was asked to capture the likeness of this beloved family member in a way that would reflect him the best way possible.  He has moved on to animal heaven so it was very important for me to create a work that would trigger cherished memories.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Walking in South Dakota"

18"x 24" Oil on stretched canvas

The inspiration for this painting is from a visit I made a couple of years ago to my brother's place in South Dakota.  Him and my sister-in-law were walking in front of me, heading back home from a hike we made to see an abandoned Mica mining spot.  Their home (33 acres) sits in South Dakota where 2 sides of the property touch a National park.