Monday, November 8, 2010

Paintings of Buckshot

I thought I would share some of my paintings. One of my hobbies is to paint; I especially enjoy painting animals. When I first started painting, I used acrylics and primarily painted human portraits. I tried painting animals with them but found it very difficult. I now paint with pastels, which are creamy chalk-like paints that come in stick or pencil form. I was very inspired by the book Painting Animals That Touch the Heart, by Lesley Harrison, a talented professional artist. Her book really helped me with techniques of painting animals with pastels. I thought I’d share three of my paintings here. One is a portrait of Buckshot, my special horse. One is of Buckshot in his pasture. The third painting is of a wolf, and to give Lesley Harrison credit, it is a copy of a painting in her book; I copied it to practice the painting techniques.

I am not terribly pleased with the quality of results shown here. The actual paintings look better, but since these are photographs of paintings, and I tried to enhance them using Picture Manager and Paint software, these may be the best reproductions I can achieve on a computer (lol).


Carol said...

Hi Jan - I somehow missed the post that Buckshot was feeling better. I'm so glad to read your last post - great news!
These paintings are gorgeous. You're very talented. Lucky you to be able to do your own horse portraits!

juliette said...

Sorry I missed this post earlier! I love your paintings. Buckshot is lucky to have you as his personal portrait painter!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I think you did a great job with the paintings. I wish I had a little talent but I can't draw a straight line with a ruler, never mind paint anything. Nice work.