These two bears are fun, whimsical paintings splashed with acrylic colors!
I had a great time painting these as it is a fun break from the heavy oil paints. I got the idea after painting the painting below titled "Paint Horse"
This painting is amazing in person and after painting it I really wanted to try a couple of fun bear paintings. Unlike this horse painting, the bears are loose and free, no muscular definition or shading, just paint splashed with a palette knife and parts of the canvas untouched.
It is always fun to create new ideas and move forward with different techniques!
Prints are available and information about original paintings can be found at my website.
This painting is unlike anything I have created yet. I was looking back at my early creations of acrylic paints and I decided to paint the background with acrylics for a lighter, glowing effect. I painted the horse with oils and continued to add acrylic layers. I then added oil paints to the background for depth and WOW!!
Then the challenge comes of what to name the painting. My son suggested Paint Horse and - well, Yes~! It is full of paint indeed :)
This painting is a palette knife oil painting on canvas. I first added the definition colors, defining the muscles and shadowing of the horse. I continued with layering the colors utilizing thick layers of oil paints to blend the contrasting hues until I received the look I was trying to achieve.
I simply love the outcome of this artwork and I would like to repaint it on a larger scale.
This painting is available at my newest gallery representation at Elinoff Gallery in Telluride, Colorado!
This is a contemporary palette knife city painting of beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado.
It has been a whopping 5 degrees here and coincidentally, I was painting Denver with frosted mountains and buildings. The nightfall sky captures the city lights with vibrant reflections and colors galore!
This is a commissioned painting a lady ordered from me for a gift to give for Christmas. She loved my original Fire Dance painting and this one is almost exactly the same. I added more shading in the muscular structure of the horse to add detail, and the background is slightly different.
This is one of my favorite paintings! I love it as this horse is emerging from the fire against the corner of the cool blue background. My favorite touch is the highlighted yellows with palette knife texture adding just the right touch!