Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Princess Pink and Redneck Rich"

"Princess Pink" Oil on 8x10 board

Princess Pink and Redneck Rich.

This American bulldog is part of a young family who happen to be my grandson Mitchell and his partner Courtney they live in the country on 9 acres of land which is ideal for three rambunctious dogs 2 American Bulldogs and Toby a great friendly  water dog,who has his own pond!

Courtney has a  love for her babies and Toby Mitchell's dog. They have a busy life with jobs, nine acres of land 2 trucks one a Ford and the other Courtney's a Chevy.

Even started a business Redneck Rich to add to an interesting mix of a very busy happy life.

They keep us in touch through Instagram pictures which gave me an idea after seeing this picture she posted.I thought it was a good opportunity to paint 'Princess Pink for Courtney
as a surprise, just hope she gets a kick out of it.


Redneck Rich can be seen here:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Flowers in a glass vase

"Flowers in a glass Vase" oil on 8x10 board

A repeat of an earlier study.

I wanted to paint a still life, last time I managed to make an effort that pleased me , but in the back if my mind I knew I could improve it.

Glass ware is always difficult with reflections and there were plenty! So the need for me was patience and determination.  

The dark background brought out the colours which I like.