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).