Category: Wildlife

The Big Argali Painting, Part 3

When we last left the big argali painting (36×40″), I had worked through the composition and drawing. You can read that post here. I finally got back to it this week. The first step was to use the good old grid system to transfer the drawing in pencil. […]

Four New Paintings!

Here are four more new paintings to go with the two I posted last week. I had a problem with the background in the last one and thought I’d show how it was and how I changed it. Here is one of the takhi (Przewalski’s horse) that I […]

Two New Paintings!

I’m applying (for the third time; I’m nothing if not persistent and it does pay off in the end) for a major juried show which requires work 9×12″ and smaller. So that’s what I was doing last week and this week- four to six small paintings that will […]

The Final Drawing. Really.

Came back in this morning and looked at the last version with fresh eyes…..and realized that in trying to solve one problem with the ram on the left, that I’d wrecked the rhythm of the composition. The ram’s head needs to be down. Here are the two versions. […]

The New Big Painting, Cont.

Sometimes having another, educated eye can really help. Since this is a big painting which will require a big time commitment, I decided to consult with another wildlife artist who I have taken a workshop with and whose judgment I trust. She knows me and knows what my […]