Creatures Around Us
All paintings on this page are available unless they have the sold red dot. Desert creatures furry and feathered, plus horses and cattle from working ranches or in the show ring, often find their places in my galleries. It's way that I pay homage to their contribution to our Western lifestyle. Additionally, paint black dogs in humorous situations that all pet parents experience. Black dogs, and even kitties, are the last ones to be adopted at shelters. The fur babies painted here show how loving and playful they can be.
Mr. Roadruner is after his favorite meal - a lizard. This oil on board is called "Chasing Lizards" and is 6 x 18. Roadrunners mate for life, and males similar to this one will often bring the female a gift, usually an edible treat. Mr. Roadrunner is heading to Sedona for a show/sale beginning March 5, 2020 (framed 7.25 x 19.5 inches)
"She's Got Horns" is a 48 x 24 oil on canvas. The Longhorn has an important role in American history. It was the bovine that helped settle the west. Because of its long horns it was crossed with other cattle so that they too could use their horns to better traverse the unsettled countryside. The toughness is legendary. Today the purebred are few and far between with some believing there are less than 2,500. (framed 56 x 32 inches)
"Play Ball" is an original 16 x 16 on cradled board. The pup is like so many of our fur babies who want attention, he brings us his favorite toy.
"What Shoe?" is a 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas. As an artist the black dogs in playful situations is a tribute to black dogs which are often the last dogs to be rescued even though they are as lovable as other fur babies.
""Gray Horse" is a 24 x 36 on canvas and is oil/acrylic mixed media. He was inspired by a gray stallion with a personality that was often mystic and always imposing, but kinds. Awaiting delivery, Gray Horse will arrive in the cold climate of the upper mid-west in April. Gray Horse spent the winter at The Gallery at el Pedregal.
"It's My Chair" is a 10 x 10 oil on board. This oil takes a look at the quirky personality of the Australian Shepherd who has taken up residence in his favorite chair. He does have one blue eye and one brown eye, which is a trait of the breed.
"Sir Harold Digger" is a 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas and was included in the Top Shelf Invitational Small Works Show in February-March. He is home now.
"Happy" is a 10 x 10 acrylic mixed media on board. And boy is she happy! "Happy" found a new home during the Small Works Invitational. She left the Gallery walls Feb. 28.