Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Stand of Flamingos

Here you go, painting completed.  Next interesting photo I took of some pelicans in the distance on a wooded pond.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I love painting birds.  A couple of years ago I was at the San Francisco Zoo with my camera.  There was a group of flamingos all huddled together trying to ignore me.  Well, that didn't matter, and in fact with all their heads down except for one, that made for some interesting photos.  Just started this painting two days ago.  Long way to go on this one.  There is some very dramatic and colorful feathering on a couple of these please return in a week or so to see the changes.  By the way what do you call a "bunch of flamingos"?
A bunch of flamingos is called a "stand"'s an updated more week to completion.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Vintage Touring

Just completed the vintage tour bus and landscape.  This was a very fun painting to take on.  In fact I just couldn't put down my brushes turned into 12:30 this morning.  I wasn't done at the hour or should I say the painting wasn't done, but I was.  Anyhow I just really enjoyed the precision of the bus, combined with the looser mountains and landscape.  Not sure if I mentioned in previous post, but this painting is a combination of 2 photos I took.  The bus, and the mountain landscape.
Here you go....

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bus slightly moved, almost complete

Well I'm almost done with the bus.  I moved it up and to the right by a couple of inches - made a big difference in the balance of what will be painted next....mainly the middle background and trees on the left.  I really enjoy the details in painting this vintage auto.  The chrome, the headlights, the grill....lots of fun.  Alright I'm off to finish this bus and move on to background.  Have a great day!  Mark