Saturday, July 06, 2019

Crop an oil painting?

Well cropping usually belongs to the watercolor painters but I think I am going to use it on this painting.  This was originally a 16x20 painting of one of my 3rd cousins who was waiting to see her grandpa's boat come into the harbor in Alaska.  I loved the photo and worked from that but when I finished the painting seemed to be less and less about the little girl and that wasn't my intention so.... I cut it out of the stretchers and will crop the painting on photo shop a time or two to see what best serves the intent of the painting and then stretch it anew.  I liked her whole outfit as to me it really says " I live in Alaska."  But I may loose the little boots to cropping.  Haven't decided yet.


Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Brook at Chickasaw National Park Oklahoma

This is a plein aire painting that I painted at the Chickasaw National Park in Oklahoma.  Crystal clear, spring fed brook.  So pretty.  It is 8x10 and can be purchased for $200

Wild Fork Show

I always jump at any chance to hang work at Wild Fork in Utica Square.  I will have a show running from mid July through Mid September.  I am working to get everything framed right now and should have everything hung for the 15th opening.  The food is always great, the atmosphere is wonderful, as is the service. 

Monday, July 01, 2019

Moonlight Rodeo 16x20 $800

I live near the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa where they house a lot of the famous old paintings of the west.  Some of my favorites have been the night paintings.  I love how they painted a white horse, green or blue and that is exactly what a white horse looks like in the dark!  Anyways I found a rodeo that was going on near our house and decided to snap a few photos and try my hand at a night painting of my own.  I really liked the way it turned out.  You can see this painting on my ebay site ( where you can bid or purchase this or many other paintings. http://www.ebay.com/itm/173945412621
or better yet make a direct purchase here.  It is $800 on ebay.