This guy started life as a very realistic owl. He belongs to the Birmingham Zoo and I took several good photos of him for reference. I spent a whole morning painting him and just couldn't make it work. He got wiped off completely, twice. Then he emerged as this bright, colorful guy, and we were both happy. Oil on 8"x10" canvas. Click here to buy.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Little hummingbird paintings on 4"x4" canvas. We have a feeder outside of our dining room window. I love watching the tiny birds coming to get a drink. They perch on a wire nearby waiting their turn. Hummingbirds are really territorial, so there is always some drama going on. These are ruby throated males.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bella was the "Canine of Honor" in her owner's wedding ceremony. Thus the lovely bridesmaid collar. This portrait was comissioned as a wedding gift to the bride and groom. So sweet.
Oil on 8"x8" canvas.
When I do pet portraits I usually work from photos that the owner has taken. I'm careful to grid off the reference photo to get the dog's proportions just right. You can see other pet portraits on my website, clairehenningart.com
Monday, October 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I met this Border Collie (and his human) at a gas station during a road trip a while back. He was sitting in the front seat waiting while the car was filled up. I got a couple of great photos of him. He reminded me so much of my dad's dog, Mikey, who also rode in the front seat everywhere my dad went.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
White mug and oranges wedges. Oil on 6"x6" gessoboard. Click here to order.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last week we had our first snow of the season. Flurries at first, then by afternoon the roads were a mess, and a couple of inches had accumulated. But, it is Alabama, so by dinner time most of it had melted. I painted this little guy in honor of our snow day. Click here to buy.