Wednesday, January 07, 2015

masked lapwing


"Masked Lapwing," oil on canvas, 24"x 30", 2015.

A painting I made for a a show at some ASU building in downtown Phoenix.  The shows theme is "Bugs, Birds, Beasts and Blooms" and I wanted to make something that reflected my most recent work at the Phoenix Zoo.  This is a portrait of one of the birds at the aviary there.  There are two masked lapwings in the aviary and they are pretty hilarious to watch.  They always seem to have a worried look on their face.  This painting is almost done but not quite yet, I need to work up that worried look a bit, and there are some unfinished areas that I have to work out.  

Monday, January 05, 2015

Vincent on New Years


Painted this while Vincent was watching Rescue Bots.