Mar 31, 2015

New Cow and Calf Paintings

Since playing around with painting digitally I've been working on creating new paintings from scratch in Photoshop. But I've also revisited some of my older traditional oil paintings to see what I can do with those in PS as well, such as making color variations, or adding/subtracting elements. Here's one I've been playing around with recently, a painting of a Guernsey cow and calf. This is the original oil painting:

But then I wondered how this painting would look if I had made them black and white Holstein cows instead. So I edited the image in Photoshop to make them black and white instead of brown:

Not too bad, huh? But, hey, the background was always a little plain. What if I add a farm to the background now? I actually took an old barn and rolling hills from another painting I did years ago and put it in the background behind the cows. Now we have a rather Americana looking scene:

A little more interesting maybe. Or maybe you prefer the simpler version? Let me know in the comments which version you like best.

All three versions are available as prints on

Mar 7, 2015

Digital Bird Painting - WIP5

So, got some more work done on my bird painting expansion. I've moved to the left now and added a bright blue octagonal birdhouse and a pair of red cardinals.

Next I'll be expanding more to the left to add a third birdhouse and a pair of bluebirds.

Mar 2, 2015

Small Artworks Collection

I added a new link to my website menu, Small Works. This links to page showcasing all my mini paintings. While not technically all "miniature paintings" it displays a collection of my paintings smaller than 8"x10" in size. That's just sort of what feels comfortable for me, 8"x10" and larger are "regular" sized paintings and smaller than that are minis.

I haven't fully updated the page. I've been trying to add links for each image that goes to pages where you can purchase prints, greeting cards, phone cases, or other products featuring that image, if available. I have quite a few links up but there are still more to do. In the mean time, if you follow the link of one image, you should be able to browse that site to find prints or products featuring most of the other images.

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