Here’s the finished painting of Fields Peak Elk in my own hand-crafted frame. The image size is 20×28 inches. With the frame it’s 29.25×37.25 inches. The frame consists of 6 different types of molding which have been mitered and glued. Its then distressed and stained to give the appearance of old weathered wood.
The Cottontail painting is now finished. Most of the painting went like clockwork. The snow, however, gave me hours of trouble. One might think that snow would be relatively easy; its not. It’s really hard to get the colors to blend just right, especially with acrylic. Snow actually doesn’t have as much white in it as it would appear.
After spending a lot of time this fall watching Bighorn Sheep in Montana, I could hardly wait to get back to the studio and paint them. This particular ram posed for quite some time, allowing me to get several nice reference photos.
I carved this buffalo from a solid serpentine rock. I started working on it years ago and I decided to finish it. I enjoyed turning an ordinary rock into a piece of art. Serpentine makes great sculptures. It carves well, polishes to a nice shine and there’s a mountain of it in my own backyard.
“Flower Bed ” acrylic on watercolor paper 12″ x 16″
I finally finished this painting. I’ve decided to title it “Flower Bed”. This doe had her fawn about one hundred yards behind my house. I kind of got tired of painting flowers so I think my next painting will just have a lot of rocks in it. 🙂