Thursday, October 23, 2014

Calf in the Morning Light

Oil on linen on panel, 10 x 8 inches, SOLD

This is the piece I painted as a demo during the Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art Show and Auction in Puyallup, WA, during the first weekend of this month. I painted from a photo I took in Bishop, CA last fall. I painted the same calf in a different photo during the quick draw at Ellensburg National Art Show in May. She is my favorite model. I love the nice contrast of light and dark, as well as the contrast of yellow and purple in this scene. I did painted the first layer with brushes, then I painted over some areas with a small palette knife to add more paint and interesting texture.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Horse in Red

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- Click here to bid

I love the back-lighting on this horse. He was patiently waiting for the care taker to take him for a walk in front of a red barn. So I know he was excited. I was intrigued by his calm and happy expression. Originally, he was wearing a halter in the reference photo, but I eliminated it. I also abstracted background to simplify the composition.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three Little Eggs

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

We have several pet chickens, and we get fresh eggs from them. These are the eggs from our three little chicks. We got these chicks from a local feed store this spring, and they are about five months old. They recently started laying eggs. These are close to actual colors. Since these chicks are still young and smaller than the other hens, their eggs are smaller than the ones by their big sisters. The blue-green egg is from Kara the Ameraucana chicken, and her egg is still a half of average size.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Apple and Grapes

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

This is another apple from our apple tree, and these grapes are from our garden. I like the white yeast coating the grapes, giving them a velvet-like look. It disappears after handling or washing. So the store-bought fruits usually don't have this effect. I love the semi-translucency of some reddish grapes. Initially, there wasn't a red grape on the right. But I decided to add it for color, and to create a classic triangle composition. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rocks in the Garden

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- Click here to bid

I love collecting rocks and putting them in our yard. This is a study of rocks in our garden. I was intrigued by the reflected light on the rocks. I had to keep the painting session brief because the sun light was moving and the shadows on the rocks were changing radically.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Little Cabin with White Door

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

I painted this at my artist friend's home. She invited a bunch of us to paint in her garden. She really takes a good care of her flowers.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Green Apple & Silver Pitcher

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches --

This is an apple from our apple tree in the backyard. It was so windy the other day that a large part of this tree broke off, splitting from the trunk. A bunch of apples are still on the branches. There were probably too many apples and the tree could not support the weight. So I decided to paint this apple to celebrate the tree. I used a silver pitcher to create reflections of the apple, and to make the composition more interesting.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Eastbound - Midnight

Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches -- SOLD (Prints available on paper and canvas)

I painted this a while ago, and it's been already sold. But I make limited edition Giclée prints. They are printed by Bellevue Fine Art Reproductions with archival ink on paper or canvas.

Giclée print on Fine Art Paper: image size 9 x 12 inches, edition size 250, 2 inch white margin. Ready to be framed. $60
Giclée print on Canvas: image size 28 x 36 inches (actual size), edition size 100, Gallery Wrapped on 1.5 inch stretcher. Ready to hang. $450

Please email me for purchase info.

A Giclée print on canvas of this painting is currently on display at 420 Loft Art Gallery. Please check it out.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Horse in front of White Mountain Peak

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

I painted this in Bishop, CA, earlier. The horse was not staying still for me to finish painting. But I tried anyway. Fortunately I had a camera with me, and took several reference photos before the horse disappeared. So I touched it up after I got back from the trip.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Horses at the Riders Club

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

There are a study of the horses I painted at the riders club in Roslyn, WA. Then, I made horses more three dimensional in the studio, while softening or losing some edges. I like the light and shadow in this scene.