I love the rather ticked off expression on this Rooster so I just had to paint him. Usually they have a fierce rather blank look but this guy let it be known that he was not in the best of moods and you best stay away......message recieved.
This is the second Rooster painting I have completed this year. The first one I can not seem to get a good photo of. So I am posting this fellow out of sequence until a better shot is possible.
I painted a small 4x4in version of this one last year at this time, I always thought it would be fun to paint a much bigger one and so I did. I love the whimsical nature of the pose. When a painting makes me smile its a winner. So here is my winner, acrylic on canvas 20x20in.
Based on a photo by: David de la Luz https://flic.kr/p/4q5Tmq
The title for this painting is kind of obvious, the expression on my brown bear is one with an annoyed look. I can see where the production of cute, cuddly teddy bears came from. The real live version looks so sweet and even a little docile so very far from the truth. These big boys and girls must be respected and I know I always plan on keeping my distance.
I painted this one for my brother. We grew up on a farm and my favorite animal was cats, my brother really did not like cats at all. What a change it was when he met Oscar. Oscar is his girlfriends barn cat, he was a stray who showed up one night at her door while she was watching the Oscars on tv....hence his name. I think that was a stroke of genius. She took him in and had him neutered. My brother took to him right away and once in a while sends me pictures from his phone of what he says is the most beautiful cat in the world. He is a beauty.
This is a gift for my brothers girlfriend. She has this HUGE german shepard who although a couple of years old now acts very much like a playful puppy. When they bring her to our place, she and our shih tzu cross have a short lived visit. As soon as Amber brings her huge paws into play Teddy yipes and snaps at her for all he's worth. He does not appreciate her sheer power even if she thinks its all play. So Amber must stick to playing with the horse's ball that she claimed as her own and bug their cat Oscar until he gets annoyed and takes a couple swipes at her nose.
This was a commissioned piece from my cousin of her beautiful pup who she adopted as a rescue a few years ago. Its so unthinkable that anyone would hurt such a sweet shy girl but sadly that was the case. But she was one of the very lucky ones who now is a pampered pup in a very loving home.
This little painting was created for a charity sale that will take place at Martins of Muskoka on December 10th for the Childrens Foundation of Muskoka. Local artists create beautiful works of art on 6x6in canvas to be sold for only $35.00 ea. I think its a great idea to make them so affordable and in time for Christmas.
I think Buffalo are in the same group as cows. They are both sweet, big and beautiful. I do not know why I have waited so long to paint a Buffalo but Iam glad I have. I always think of the Bugs Bunny episode where a bull is breathing on Bugs tail and he turns around and slaps the bull across the face. Such huge necks...beautiful...
This painting is a thank you present for a friend. She LOVES to fish and even takes a fishing rod on the plane with her when she goes on a winter vacations to the tropics.
This is number two and three of the three commissioned indoor/outdoor paintings I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Ive said it before and I will say it again.....I LOVE.......working on larger paintings. The only slight fly in the ointment is when working on the indoor/outdoor paintings my colour palette is limited more so than indoor canvas paintings. I use exterior paint for most of the projects then the top two layers are artists acrylics that are durable for full sun locations (just in case) with the addition of a chemical hardener, topped off with three coats of exterior varathane.