Category Archives: drawing

It snowed today

Well, at least on canvas. Figured I might as well continue the national stormy narrative the USA seems to have going this week. That’s kind of an Easter Egg yellow light, but as usual it’s just a base coat and … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, landscape, light, oil paintings, painting techniques | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Doubling up

The secret commission is done, but still can’t be revealed. I was two-timing while working on it, as it was somewhat of a rush project. I wanted to start the last drawing of the four Carroll Cottage paintings, and took … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, landscape, new horse portrait, oil paintings | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Number 3 in the start gate

Yes, I know “start gate” is a silly metaphor for a house, but I stand by my contention that “house” is only one letter away from “horse” and therefore I should be able to use it with equine abandon. I … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, landscape, light, oil paintings, photography challenges | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Building from the ground (water?) up

Well, we don’t have a cottage yet, but the architect says we will soon. 😊 When the second half of the painting is close to done I will probably stop to see how well it melds with the first half. … Continue reading

Posted in art, coincidences, drawing, oil paintings | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Guessing game

First off, I was going to post this drawing last night, but when I photographed it a couple of things stood out as looking a little odd, so I spent a chunk of today fixing that. Secondly, my wonderful “prosumer” … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, landscape, oil paintings | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Lakota and a l-o-t of ink

Normally I use technical pens when I’m doing ink underdrawings. Metal nibs, refillable, lots of different nib sizes to choose from. For Lakota I had to improvise a bit because I didn’t want to use black ink. Cleaning a technical … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, horse portrait, horses, ink drawings, painting techniques | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Lakota and a bunch of straight lines

Let me start by saying straight lines are not my favorite thing. So here we have a really nice-looking horse surrounded by—straight lines. My long-ago mentor used to say that you should draw everything free-hand so it looked like your … Continue reading

Posted in art, drawing, horse portrait, horses, new horse portrait | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments