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 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.
Portrait of a lady, depending on ones definition, that’s no lady and that’s not my wife?
Practice makes perfect and in order to improve my portrait work I need to paint more portraits…I prefer only ones which catch a mood and as most of my work I paint for the challenge of it.
I find it amusing I complained about acrylics previously here, but this is one of my favorite works which just happens to be acrylic, I feel as the hypocrite. This was painted from my minds eye and done with pallet knife and brush. I wanted to see how I could use a dark background with contrasting values. I am very pleased with the results.
You know it is strange, as I bring out and almost organize my paintings here on this blog it inspires me to do more work. It seems I forget some of my works as time goes by, so this is a good way of prodding me into doing more work.
Acrylic on canvas circa 18×24
Acrylic/oil on canvas 18×24
After my negativity about acrylics, please let me apologize…I have had some fun with acrylics also. This work was done from me minds eye and done quickly using pint jars of acrylic paint on canvas. I like to use a large brush and paint fast to get the basic work done and if I am not happy with it I finish it in oil. Now, I do not remember if I finished this in oil so to be safe I will say I did and this in mixed media. Soon as I find two other acrylic works which I am sure I did not finish in oil I will post them, one is called the “tree of life” and the other is named “Carob” (name of a horse).
I find doing this blog helps me focus on my art and forces me to pay attention to what I have done in the past.