When I took the photo for this painting, it reminded me of a cowboy doing some roping instead of fly fishing. I liked the action, and the name ( thanks to my husband) really clinched it!Pin It
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Untended 11" x 14" oil on linen panel
I saw these roses yesterday next to a small farmhouse door. I was there with my sister and a friend for an estate sale. The roses looked like they had been there blooming year after year without much tending, but they were really beautiful none the less. Lots and lots of deep red blooms and untended canes running wild everywhere.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
First Day Out oil 9" x 12"
This is one from the Big Horn river once again. I have several pics taken while in a boat watching others fish. I try to get some actions in the shots and then of course I look for the light. This was taken mid-day, so I had to increase the contrasts for more interest, but liked the warmth. I also used another in this series of photos in a vertical composition for my painting "Tight Line"
Monday, May 16, 2016
This is painted from a photo I took just below the dam at Fort Smith, Montana. I nearly always use some kind of natural landscape for a background in this type of painting, But I tried to liven the concrete shapes in the background with color in the shadows. I haven't decided if I overdid it in the water with too many small shapes.Time will tell when I put fresh eyes on it tomorrow...