Monday, January 15, 2018

Reno Animal Ark

I went on a trip to the Animal Ark with some friends from the Reno Photo Club this past Saturday. I was actually pretty cool. I'm looking forward to going back when it's warmer to photograph their Raptors. Here are some of my favorite shots.
Great Horned Owl

To see more read on after the break.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Final Roundup selected for use in Cowboy Con Poster

I am very excited! I found out that one of the images I entered into a competition for Cowboy Con posters was selected as one of the winners! 

From the original call for entries there is a $4000.00 fee for each image selected. I am waiting now for more information. I will need to prep the file for the addition of text and graphics (which I don't have to do). I have been going through all kind of imaginary problems since I got the initial email. Maybe they sent it to the wrong person, maybe they'll change there mind, I couldn't remember where I originally read about the submissions so I couldn't recall if there was any cash involved. It has been a tough couple of days! I guess I will still stress out until I get the money and do the final submission. Great problems to have I guess. :)

Of course I have already decided to spend the money on a new camera. :)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Grandfather Buzzard (Cathartes Aura) The Golden Purifier - Final

I did a little more detail work and think I am calling this one finished. 
A new project is calling my name so I am moving on. 
Here is the final painting

Grandfather Buzzard

As with all my work Fine Art prints are available on my website and I can also be contacted there in regards to purchasing the original painting.

To see the final steps read on after the break.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Grandfather Buzzard -Work in Progress 7

I've been looking at the painting for a couple days and started adding more detail today. 
Here is what it looks like right now.

To see the step by step photos read on after the break.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Grandfather Buzzard -Work in Progress 6

I'm getting close to being done. I sprayed a coat of retouch Damar varnish on to see the color better. Now I'll stare at it for a few days and nitpick before starting on the next thing.

To see the step by step photos read on after the break.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Grandfather Buzzard -Work in Progress 5

I have started o the glazing process. First a clear 50/50 turpentine and stand oil glaze to bring out the color and then adding some color and detail to the painting. 
Here it is as it sits on my easel this morning.
To see the steps that preceded this one read on after the break.