Thursday, November 27, 2008

About the painting lesson

One of my private students, Terry, wanted to learn to paint this white horse on a 36" x 36" canvas. This is a painting in progress --just the under-painting at this point. I am very pleased with her progrees so far. Terry has never painted anything this large before, so it is quite a challenge for her. She was hoping to do this painting in time for the Holidays, but because we only have two to three hours a week for her lessons, and this painting is so big with so much that she must learn, I am afraid it will take several more weeks to finish. Her painting is on top and mine is below her's.

White Horse Lesson in Progress

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bluebird In Snow

11" x 14" oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $250

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quahadi Stallion

This painting was done as an instruction piece for the Monday night painting class I teach. I had been reading through some interesting historical material about the Commanche Indians. One of their tribe families was called the Quahadi of which Quanah Parker was a member. The Commanche were well known for their horsemanship across the plains of the American West. The ladies in my class were wanting to paint a horse, so I decided that an Indian stallion would be the perfect subject for the class. Of course, each student's painting came out a little different from mine and from the drawing I did for them to use as reference, but that is the beauty of art. Each person has their own unique way of seeing and creating what they see.

Quahadi Stallion is a 16" X 20" oil on canvas panel. Available for purchase at $475.00. Contact me thru email at using "Painting" in the subject title of your email.