Well, I have been working on these two when I can, but had to see my grandson's football games. Finally football is over with only a few minor bruises, thank goodness. So all is going to be slower for about a month until basketball starts.
Anyway here is the progress I have made, changed a few things on the hereford drive, I hated the pole I had put it so it went bye bye and added three more cattle up close to give the distance it was lacking. Still a lot of work to do on both but just wanted to let you see where I am with them.
Leon Iowa art and craft show is coming up next month Saturday November 11 at the Leon High School Hope to see you all there. Great time to think about Christmas gifts.
this is one I have sketched out and started to put in some background color, I plan on having longhorns adult and young with a couple horses and riders pushing the herd. My idea for this one is to have a dusty effect around the cattle, time will tell.
working on this hereford cattle drive, more of a midwest location for this one. Still have a lot to do but coming along nicely. This is actually from a photo about 1/4 mile east of where I live for the landscape, just added the cattle and riders from another photo I had taken. Please give me any suggestions you may have to finish it.
how would you like to glance out your window on a rainy day and see this looking back at you? In the cities a lot can happen, I am on a serious that is dreams or nightmares, this is one of them. I have a long ways to go but wanted to give you an idea of what I am working on.
I have discounted many paintings in each category because I am running out of room, I am wanting to paint some new ones to prepare for coming shows but space is getting tight so I have decided to place a lot of my paintings on a close out sale. Check it out, a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts or redo a room or office. This is your chance, get it before someone else does. These are all one of a kind originals.
I will also combine shipping if you just email me
Artfinder sold 2 of my 24 X 36 oil paintings, This Drive is Over and Horses of Many Colors.
This was a great day. UPS will pick them up and ship tomorrow. I have sent several now to Arizona.
As for my commission of the farm, the customer saw it I have a couple things to add I wasn't sure what they were from the photo and they seem very happy with it.
Now back to my new website, I am not sure about it, it seems I can not change photos, blog, or even add new works, I have to send it to them to enter. Not sure this will work at all. So may have to rethink this place. In the beginning I was suppose to control just like I do now but whoops, down the road things change.
Sorry I don't have any new paintings to post but have been quit busy taking care of other business issues and not been painting but ready to get busy again, shows are going to be coming up and I need a good stock to display.
website is still being worked on, it seems, the builder is only one who can post any blogging I do, change photos or add anything. That is not going to work so we are trying to get it all resolved. The one thing they did do is to brighten up the back grounds and make it easier to click on a group of paintings such as country or mountain. But it is not going to work if I can't change anything. The pictures are not clear enough and in order to change it I have to send them each jpeg to change which is more than 150 pictures. That is not acceptable. They seem to think they are clear.
Now for my commission piece I am going to add a photo of it but customer has not approved of it as yet, she had a very busy week end so have to wait until next week
I may still try to darken the green grass, it seems so bright.
Well I have a new website in progress will be a week or two before it is up, I hope everyone likes it better, I think it will be easier to maneuver and find pictures. It is also a lot more colorful. Just have to do some more tweaks to make it look and work correctly and replace some of the photos they put in that are not clear. That was irritating to see.
In the mean time I am still working on the commission of the farm scene. It is coming right along but some of the things in the photo are hard to figure out what they are so I am just dabbing the same colors to hopefully look as much like the photo as I can. Will post another picture of progress
here is a commission I am working on, it is an aerial photo/painting of their family farm, a sibling wanted one also but the company is out of business so they have asked me to paint one for them as it has been sold and many of the buildings are gone. Here is the original and my work in progress of it.