I paint for a living. It's the best "job" in the world - and the most challenging. I love every second of it.
I paint mostly animals, especially dogs, cats, and farm animals, but I often paint other themes as well, such as landscapes, wild birds, flowers, etc.
I paint mostly on canvas with acrylics (sometimes oils). My style is bright and usually realistic.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Robin Bird in Oregon Forest
This acrylic painting of a robin in the Oregon woods is second in my 30-day personal challenge to become a better painter. It came together pretty well, and I'm happy with it. I see a couple of small flaws that I'll probably go back in sometime and fix (as in if someone buys the original!), but for the most part I feel it came out well. I was able to focus on the important big matters in the painting instead of getting all tied up in tiny, minute details. In other words, I didn't paint every single feather, which has often been my tendency.
Okay, off to paint the third one. I don't even know what it will be yet; but since several people have submitted photos that I can use in paintings, I better get started on one of those!