Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Two New Pansy Paintings, Pansy Glow and Pansy Rainbow

Pansy Glow
5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas
Available in my online store

The warm light from behind
imparted a glow to
these colorful pansies
giving them a halo effect.


Pansy Rainbow
5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Also available in my online store
I've painted these lovely pansies
in a loose style to give you
a fleeting blur of color and form
to be reminiscent of a fleeting rainbow.

Some of the pansies are more in-focus
and some are more blurred
to give them the appearance of
an impressionistic glance.

Copyright of the artist 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On Watch, Alert Alpaca

On Watch, Alert Alpaca

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Alpacas are known as
quiet and friendly animals...
providing us soft alpaca fiber.

Many breeders of both sheep & goats
(and chickens too!)
use alpacas as guard animal
protectors for their flocks.

Alpacas are often 'On Watch'
while the other animals graze.
Alpacas guard against foxes,
and many other predators,
which is most important during
lambing & kidding season
when the farms are abundant
with newborn lambs and kids.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Alpaca Beauty

Alpaca Beauty

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Alpacas, compared to the many
other animals in the world,
are undoubtedly intelligent.
Also being friendly, quiet, and herd social,
they're great creatures to get to know!

While mingling amongst them
I've decided that each alpaca,
much like individual people,
has its own personality
and lovable beauty.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Hug Please, Wooly Sheep

A Hug Please, Wooly Sheep
8” x 10” original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Sheep with their docile
and friendly nature are
interesting social animals.

I've found them to have
a lot more personality than
many people would imagine.

It doesn't matter if you're
with them in the farmyard or barn.
A curious sheep, like this one,
will come close, look at you,
and then cause you to wonder
what the sheep would like to say.
So... you simply 'give it a hug of love'
(works for people too!)


Copyright of the artist 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Evening Pasture, Wooly Sheep

Evening Pasture, Wooly Sheep

8” x 10” original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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This peaceful & calm pasture has
a pleasing evening sky

The warm earth-tone palette
of the pasture is enhanced by
the abundant subtle hues of the sky.

Several friendly Wooly Sheep are
resting and late-day grazing.




Copyright of the artist 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Farmyard Gossip, Alpacas


Farmyard Gossip, Alpacas
5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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These two alpacas
were standing together
and looking like they were
sharing some juicy gossip.
Of course they were
just chewing their cud.

Those of you that have followed me
and my paintings over the years
know of my fondness
for wooly farmyard animals.
Although I more often paint sheep,
I also enjoy alpaca for their
gentleness, beauty, intelligence,
and individual personalities.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Looking For My Friends, Alpaca

Looking For My Friends, Alpaca
5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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This alpaca is attentively
Looking for My Friends,
keeping an awareness as to the
whereabouts of its family group.

Alpacas enjoy the company of
other alpacas. As herd animals
they develop social relationships
among each other.

At a recent alpaca show,
as individual alpaca were separated from
their family group for judging,
we could see and hear their caring concern
that they express for each other
when one alpaca departs
or returns to the family group.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wooly Twins, Newborn Lambs

Wooly Twins, Newborn Lambs

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Those of you that have followed me
and my paintings over the years know
that sheep and their lambs are
a great fondness of mine.

In this painting, I've tried to capture
the cuddly softness of the
fuzzy & fluffy baby lamb wool.

Friendly, yet playful together
these two newborn lambs are
wonderfully adorable.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Warm Light, Wooly Sheep

Warm Light, Wooly Sheep

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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When we all think about sheep,
see a flock of sheep, or mention sheep
we also think of their wool
which has been used for its warmth
throughout history in many countries.

The Warm Light of this setting,
along with this huggable Wooly Sheep,
complement each other delightfully
in both function and beauty.


Copyright of the artist 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vintage Blue & White Pitcher In Bloom

Vintage Blue & White Pitcher In Bloom

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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A bouquet of perennial flowers give this
vintage blue and white pitcher a new purpose.
They are charming together!

The magenta flowers add a pop of color.
A pretty stem in full bloom,
while awaiting placement in the bouquet,
brings an added touch of interest to the painting.


Copyright of the artist 2016