Category Archives: Works In Progress

Exploring New Creative Outlets (watercolor on Aquabord)

I’m taking time this year to go back to my art reference books and do some “self directed study” on creating strong compositions in artwork and to get a better understanding of the ways to work with color.  I’m also … Continue reading

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A Painting In Progress (Ruby-throated Hummingbirds)

Stage 1:  Here’s a peek at the stages of a work in progress currently on the drawing table.  A lot of little details in this piece and that’s not even including the birds yet!  But, that’s part of the fun … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Common Red-poll)

I’ve wanted to create this painting for a long time and decided I was finally ready to “give it a go” as they say.  I spent four days working out the sketch, using 10 different photos showing the finches in … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Arabian Horse – Part 3)

This is part three in this Arabian horse painting in progress to date.  And here I was thinking the hard part was done!!  The headdress is quite complicated with varying textures, the fabric folds and intricately embroidered trim.  Not to … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Arabian Horse art)

It’s all about getting the expression in the eyes right when I work on a painting.   If I’ve captured “the look” in the eyes, it becomes THE MOMENT, if you will, when the art suddenly takes on a life of it’s … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Arabian Horse)

I’m working on a very large painting of a close up view of an Arabian horse all decked out with traditional decorations.  I love this close up composition and the challenge of painting all the details in the head gear.  … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (North American Eagle)

One of my projects in the studio right now is a commissioned painting of an eagle for a very special person.  The first time I saw a wild eagle, I almost drove off the road.  This was many years ago … Continue reading

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Work In Progress – Kittens & Quilts

Here’s the next installment showing the progress on the newest kittens & quilt painting in the works.  I used one of my mother’s quilts as the “model” for this one, although I used some artistic license to adapt the colors … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (American Kestrel)

Working this week on a few paintings to have done in time for the upcoming art festivals in early August.  Here’s an image of an American Kestrel hawk painting in progress.  This is one of the little hawks and a … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (kittens and quilts)

Making more progress on this painting and I’m ready to start on the kittens.  The fabric designs and colors were definitely a fun challenge for me and I’m also trying out a new palette of transparent watercolor paints as well.  … Continue reading

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