Sunday, February 22, 2009

Alpha Chicken

Alpha Chicken
8" x 6", oil

My first chicken painting. This one taunted me for several weeks before I was ready to give it a try. It was actually really fun to paint and I'm looking forward to doing more. This is our "Alpha" chicken, she's the meanest of the bunch. It's her duty to protect her sisters, seeing as we have no rooster. We've had these lovely layers for about a year and a half now, and they definitely pay their rent. I'm so sold on backyard chickens, I can blather on about then forever.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mud Lake

Mud Lake 1
6" x 8", oil

Mom and I drove around last Sunday taking photos. It was perfect weather and I fell in love with this frozen entry point on Mud Lake. I'd love do some plein air painting here if I get a chance.

After painting this late last night I thought it was a total disaster, but with a fresh eye in the morning it didn't look too bad.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bale 'em, Bale 'em...

Bale 'em, Bail 'em
6" x 8", oil

...hay! hay! Now I have that Saw Doctors song in my head when I look at this painting. I had fun with this one even tho naked trees against the sky usually scare me. It gets easier to tackle them each time. I love painting snow patches and the weather has been perfect for it this weekend. I wasn't able to get outside to paint, but I did take lots of photos.