Okay, this is from a photo I took a while back and I have been wanting to paint this. I painted this on a panel using oil sticks and finished it with oil paint. I really had fun doing this. In my view this is expressionist style, what say you?
Oil sticks and Oil paint on panel 18×24.
I used to play the clarinet, when I saw this as a photo, I needed to paint it. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24.
Acrylic on Panel 3 x 4
This was last worked on December 31 2015, New Years Eve, my attempt to finish it by the end of the year may stand. Done in acrylic and had the intent I was to finish it in oil, but I really like it where it is, so for now it is finished.
This is oil on canvas board circa 12 x 14
Mixed Media on canvas, circa 24 x 30
This was my first attempt at painting of a black cat, I had fun painting this, again in expressionist style which is even more fun then impressionist.
This is my emulation of Fraz Marc’s “Blue Horses” He is one of my favorite artists and found this one work interesting. He painted it much larger then I, plus I changed the colors somewhat.
Acrylic on panel circa 18 x 28 This work is SOLD
After painting a small painting of two zebras for my granddaughter, I decided after working on the stripes it would be fun to do this much larger work in oil, a handicap I expected and knew would happen, is both black and white are slow colors to dry in oil paint. I decided not to do this in acrylic preferring the luminosity of oil
This is Oil on Canvas circa 35 inches by 30 inches
After I painted the Rhino as one endangered species, I decided to paint the Tiger, apparently their habitat is in decline.
This is acrylic on canvas 3 x 4 feet, the size and colors make it eye catching. my attempted expressionist style, had a lot of fun painting this without a pallet and mixed my colors on the canvas. I found acrylics dry to fast on a pallet.
Sometimes when I see a picture on the web or if I take the photo myself … if I really like it for its composition, color content, movement I just cannot help myself and the Challenger is in and I must paint it or try. . Most of what I have painted has been like this, though all my abstracts came from my minds eye.
I saw the photo of the rhinoceros running at the camera and I had to paint it, the colors and movement really caught my attention, it hit me like the Seabiscuit work I did several years back from a famous photo.
Recently I saw on Twitter where a person paid 350 K to kill a rhinoceros, which I find detestable, but money seems to buy just about anything. Anyway this painting is in memory of all the Rhinos killed for entertainment or their horns. RIP all Rhinos and all animals killed for entertainment and not for food.
This oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches.
I grew up loving Dave Brubeck’s LP “Countdown” on the cover is an abstract which I also have always admired. So I did my own tribute and emulation to the cover. Oil on Canvas, 20×30