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Kashong Road, Repaint

Kashong Road 10 x 14 inches, Oil on Panel This is a repaint of an older painting.  I originally painted this piece during the 2012 Billsboro Winery Plein Air Festival.  I picked up the painting at the end of this year's festival knowing I was going to do something.  
That was two weeks ago and today was the day.  Below is what I started with.  I don't need to say more other than I like my repaint much better.  Is it still a Plein Air painting?  NO!  And I'm ok with that.

Baby's Nap

"Baby's Nap" 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Panel - $ 70. Click to Purchase  It's amazing to me how much little lambs look like a plush toy.  You just want to scoop them up and give them a teddy-bear hug.  There only competition for cuteness is a fat-bellied puppy or kitten.

Checkered Legs

"Checkered Legs", 4 x 4 inches, oil on panel This sheep has a checkered past...actually checkered legs.  Not that I noticed this fact until I began painting.  It's amazing what you see when you look with artist eyes.

Flutterbye

"Flutterbye" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on PanelSold - Thank you. This is a young goat who is mesmerized by a white moth.  Part of the painting has a photo reference, the rest I used my artist licence...like the moth...see the moth wasn't really there.  But the goat does have spots!  I am glad to have gotten this little guy finished.

English Robbie

English Robbie, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel $ 30.Buy on Etsy
I felt like painting another bird today.  I didn't have that much time, or so I thought but like so many times at the easel, I had to give the painting more time than I planned to.   But this is how I learn.  I scraped the piece two times before I got this.  I wanted the paint to be heavy and the palette to be soft.

Rule of Three

"Rule of Three" 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Panel with Palette KnifeSold, Thank you. The inspiration for this painting is from a fairly new sheep farm that is about 2 miles from where I live.  I asked the owners if I could take photos and found  they also  have goats and chickens, all of which got their pictures taken by me.
These are lucky animals as their owners keep them and the barn very, very clean and the field they graze has fresh tender green grass.

Eleanor

"Eleanor" 6 x 6 inches, Oil on PanelClick to Bid Eleanor is one of a herd of beef cows on Post Road in Seneca, NY.  She is a Mommy of a brown and white calf who is adorable.  You'll have to take my word for it or scroll down to the previous painting on this blog to see her baby.  These cows kept me memorized for hours during the recent Billsboro Plein Air Festival.  We were almost on a first name basis!

The Samplers

"The Samplers" 9 x 12 inches, Oil on Panel SOLD - Thank you This is day two of the Billsboro Plein Air Festival and day two of me painting cows.  I found the most beautiful herd of beef cows with their calves.  While painting them, I observed several momma cows nursing their adorable babies. Being set up to paint outdoors today I was able to watch many calves nurse.  When  baby wants to nurse, momma cow stays put.  Baby nurses from one side and then walks around momma to nurse from the other side.  This allows me time to draw the pose.  
I  did a pencil sketch of this pose and referred to it while creating this piece.  There was a creek that ran through the field and the mommas and babies would meander in and out of the water.  This painting features a momma sampling tall grass and her baby gobbling...maybe teething on the low growing greens..


Currmudgeon

Curmudgeon the Blackbird, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Panel "Curmudgeon" is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge.  We are to tackle painting a blackbird from a photo that was posted.  Well, I don't know one blackbird that doesn't think he owns the neighborhood.  And this one is especially grouchy, thus the name, Curmudgeon.  He's got big feet also.

Adirondack V

"Adirondack V", 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Panel
Another Adirondack inspiration painting.  I'm really loving the combination of lake waters, assorted rocks and the backdrop of evergreens. On another note, I'll be participating in the 6th annual Billsboro Winery Plein Air Festival.  This is a 4 day event that features artists who come from pretty far away.  In case you don't know, Billsboro Winery is quite involved in supporting the arts and oh yeah...Vincent Aliperti makes great wine!  I always look forward to this event.   

Three for a Fish Dinner

"Three for a Fish Dinner", 6 x 6 inches, oil on panelClick to bid Another painting from my Adirondack series.  These men knew what they wanted for their Saturday night dinner and were ready to do what it took.  Of course with the small outboard motor, whey would have to hang in their spot for a while.
  We were having our family reunion...not that we are a brawling bunch of folk, but we did make our share of noise.  Our younger members sure must have agitated any fishlife with jumping cannonball and somewhat professional dives into the lake every other minute or so.  Maybe we motivated the fish to their end of the lake.