Monday, September 30, 2013

"Young Indian Girl"

8 x 10
oil on canvas panel
available at Adobe Western Art Gallery

This is the last of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Had some interruptions this month, mainly internet connection, so didn't get the full 30 in for the challenge. But have learned a lot, painting more regularly and trying new techniques. 
There is no end to the art journey, it's a constant learning experience! 
Thanks for following along!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Pueblo Girl"

8 x 10
Oil on canvas

A  young beauty from the Indian pueblo.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Fuel City Longhorn"

8 x 10
oil on canvas
sold

Several of these guys live between two expressways in a grassy space behind a business called Fuel City. A nice bit of "Texas" right in the middle of the big city!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

"American Indian"

8 x 10
oil on canvas
available at Adobe Western Art Gallery


Here's another addition to the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Unfortunately, we had a break in our phone and internet cable last week and we were without service for several days. So that's my excuse for not posting lately! Have been painting, just not posting to the blog. I think we forget how dependent we are on technology these days until something like this happens. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Boxer"

12 x 12 x 1 1/2
oil on stretched gallery canvas
sold

Half way through the 30 Paintings in 30 Days, # 15!!! What does this boxer have to do with the Indian theme of the challenge...absolutely nothing!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Tribal Leader"

8 x 10
oil on canvas


 Day 14 in 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Friday, September 13, 2013

"Cowboy Fan"

8 x 10
oil on canvas


Painted with several friends the other day and we had Raul, wearing his Dallas Cowboys hat, as our model. It was 'one of those days' and my painting was a disaster, so to prove to myself that I could do this, I painted this portrait when I got back home as a challenge to myself. 
This is #13 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Cactus"

8 x 10
oil on canvas-$95

 Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. This was painted from a photo taken inside the garden gates of the Alamo in San Antonio. Loved all the shades of blues and greens accented by the cactus blossoms.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Indian Village"

8 x 10
oil on canvas-$95

One of the benefits of painting often is trying new things with technique, style and color. Feel like I "mixed it up" with this one in a more abstract way. Fun to try something different. This is #11 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Straw Hat"

8 x 10
oil on canvas

The is painting number 10 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, which means I'm one third of the way through this challenge. Guess by the look on this guy's face, he's not as happy about it as I am!

Monday, September 9, 2013

"Dog"

8 x 10
oil on canvas-$95

I know that my 30 Paintings in 30 Days theme is the Indian and the West. Well, this looks like an Indian dog...right?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

"Indian Territory"

8 x 10
oil on canvas-$95

It's been a week now since the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge started, here is entry number eight.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Papoose"




8 x 10
oil on canvas
sold

This mother and child painting is entry number 6 in the 
30 Paintings in 30 Days. I'm also including the block in
to show the beginning stages and some of the values in the 
early stages.    
   

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Feather Headdress"

8 x 10
oil on canvas
sold

Day 5 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

"Warm Blanket"

8 x 10
oil on canvas
available at Adobe Western Art Gallery

Day two of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Thanks for following along on this challenge with Indian and Western theme.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Chief"

8 x 10
oil on canvas
Available at Adobe Western Art Gallery

Well, here I go again! You might remember this past January that I participated in a painting challenge, 30 Paintings in 30 Days, offered by a California artist, Leslie Saeta. She is sponsoring this again for the month of September. I found this to be a huge "growth experience" and couldn't resist another try! I found that a theme was much easier to follow for the process. Did ranch inspired paintings last time, and as you see here, you guessed it...Indians and the West this time. I'll be heading to NM and AZ this fall, so have this idea in my head. Will definitely be prepared for the Wild West when I get there!
Hope you will follow along with the other artist as well, almost 350. Click on Leslie's name above to see the rest of the participating artist's work.
Again, my apologies if my followers find this "too much" in your mailbox each day. I'll give you a rest, and myself, in October! Thank you so much for "following", you give me much encouragement!