Sunday, September 23, 2007

8 x 10 inch oil painting "Leopard"

This is my first attempt with the medium of oil. I found it a little frustrating waiting for things to dry between layers, enjoyed the feeling of the fluid paint under the brush. I think I may use oil again, but perhaps on a landscape painting. I am working on an acrylic painting now for the first time, and I will post it within the week probably.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

8 x 10 inch "Stable Buddies"

I did this painting on the weekend from a photo that I found on It is done on suedeboard in soft pastels with some pencils. I really enjoy painting horses for some reason (don't have one or even ride them) but I love their how beautiful and strong their faces and heads look.

Monday, September 3, 2007

8 x 10 inch soft pastel "Kissing Cousins"

I finished this painting yesterday for my Dad. It is done on suedeboard in soft pastel. I really struggled with the background on this one, so I hope he will like it!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

5 x 7 inch soft pastel "Lilly Pads"

I did this painting a while ago and forgot to post it on my blog. It is done on art spectrum pastel paper in soft pastel. Every once in a while I really enjoy doing something small like this. It is a change from my usual animal paintings that take a little longer.