Monday, January 25, 2010

Artist Trading Cards or ATC’s

Yep I got swept up into the whole atc world awhile back and started a very nice collection. I have decided to once again work on these little gems and offer them up here for trade. The ones I am listing now are from that time period 2005 and 6, I had put them in a folder and forgot all about them. If you see one you like and want to trade for just give a yell and we can make a swap.

For those that don’t know about theses they are little works of art other than the size they must be 2.5 x 3.5 and the skys the limit as far as medium style etc. Many artist sell these cards, I did for awhile but to be honest its much more fun to trade. You can type in atc for more information on these but be careful its very addictive.
Stars and stripes horse, this guy moves, his body is jointed at the star . acrylic, paper, colored pencil, brad, horse is laminated

Dog done in colored pencil

Horse pencil

pear pencil

pear acrylic

apple acrylic

hoof pick acrylic

blue dog, print, paper, metal

orange dog print, paper, metal

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WIP- Horse Head

Day # 1 I started this painting the way I do most, with a drawing on layout paper and then transferred it to the canvas. I am working in acrylics and its on a 14 x 18 canvas. I concentrated on getting the canvas covered laying in the darks and some midtones.

Day # 2- ok so I decided to switch to oils and at first I was sorry I did but once I got the entire canvas covered in the oils I was really glad. I know from past paintings that when I want a really dark, dark it can take many, many sessions to get it but doing it this way I was able to get dark’s on the second session . I am not sure what direction this is going to take, my original plan was to make the horse entirely in shadow but I may let more detail show. I guess I will decide in the next session or so.

Day 3

Day 4

Cat Painting WIP

Well I thought I would be brave and share a work in progress with you, no guarantee that I will produce a finished painting. Does that surprise you, it shouldn’t, most artist have a stack of unfinished paintings sometimes they just don’t work out the way we wanted sometimes we just get bored with them and I am sure there are countless other reasons but that’s the two for me.

So the details, this is an oil painting, a close up of a cats face on a 12 x 12 canvas.
Day one- I drew the image on layout paper then transferred it to the canvas. I painted without worrying to much about the color as I know it will change many times. I worked until the canvas was covered, I hate white canvas, and until I could not work with the wet paint. This is a great challenge for me as I am used to working with acrylics and I can just keep going.

Day 2- I started to pay more attention to the colors without getting to fussy and I started to be more concerned with the details, being more concerned with the drawing part of it, but again not to  fussy, that will come later. I need to let it set up again before I continue.

Day 3 - I worked on the entire paintings today spending a lot of time on the eye, not there yet but I am getting closer. Not sure how much of a change you can see on line but I reworked the entire painting.

Day 4


Day 5


almost done