25 February 2011

Aaron's Dragon

This is not anything that I would typically do. Obviously I'm the type of artist that bases my art in reality, and does best with a reference. Aaron challenged me to paint a dragon, using a small fountain that he has as a visual reference, since it's hard to find a good picture of a dragon without copying another artist. Good to step out of my comfort zone, but probably not going to paint many more dragons. He's quite happy with it - loves how it comes out of the shadows.
12x16 canvas. Black, white, ultramarine and cerulean acrylics. 3-4 hours.

16 February 2011

Cremona fawn

It had to have been nearly two years ago that I was riding with Barry between TLC and Cremona and we came across a herd of deer in a field. We stopped and I snapped a few photos with my camera from a distance, just to have the pictures on file. The time was finally right and I used one of those photos as reference for this piece. Very soft and sweet, I can imagine it in a child's room or nursery.

12x16 acrylics on canvas. Done in an afternoon.

10 February 2011