Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Dulce" and Another Generous Artist

I love Ingrid Christensen's work, her generous blog posts with lots of photos, and her honest writing on the subject of failure. Check her out and subscribe to her blog posts to receive her valuable advice and thoughts on painting.

A small painting below of another White Park girl named Dulce. And she is sweet.

6 x 6 Oil on Board "Dulce"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

One of the Best Newsletters for Artists

If you're interested in landscape painting and are not aware of John MacDonald's work, check him out. He sends a newsletter out every few months that is chock full of information about landscape and painting in general. I save every one of his dispatches for reference. They are that good!

In the meantime, another heifer from the farm in Bucks County. Eliza is her name.

5 x 7 Oil on Board "Eliza"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Linnie Mae

Just finished reading "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler which I found in one of our Little Free Library a few blocks from my house. Critics accuse Ms Tyler's writing as sweet and sentimental. I wonder what is wrong with that? The point being that one of the characters IS sweet and seemingly without much going on before the reader finally learns that she is clever, determined, and believes in herself. The character's name is Linnie Mae and so is this young heifer.

7 x 5 Oil on board

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Luther and a Portable Charger

Braxton, now named Luther and his herd mates are named after Confederate Generals. This boy's namesake led The Army of Mississippi from the Battle of Shiloh. I'll write more about the people and farm where I met Braxton in a future post.

Postscript: Read the September 4,  2017 post about the renaming of this steer.

6 x 6 Oil on Board

Just got an email from Gabor Svagrik about a portable charging device. Check out .the video with a link to purchase from his site

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Hunter

She sure looks as though she's hunting for something! Probably a bit of sweet grass or her friends. If anyone can come up with a better title, let me know...stumped on this one.

5.5 x 7.5 Pastel on Pastel-Mat paper