Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Some Of My Artwork - Animal Portraits

I'm thinking of applying for a certain job that requires evidence of some sort of artist knowledge.  So I've been digging up some of my work in various mediums. I don't do much painting these days, but in the past I have done a fair little bit. So while I'm in the scanning mode, I thought I would share with you. Today I am going to show you some examples of my farm animal work.

Chalk pastel, 1978, Grade 12 project
Watercolour -note I used Edgar Hunt's work for major inspiration
Print of Edgar Hunt's work

Coloured Pencil, 2007
Acrylic, 2007 (Can you find my inspiration elsewhere?)
Acrylic - my brother's dog Bussie

Oil - Jersey cow and calf
Watercolour - I admit this is a copy of a birthday card - not an original

The Boys - watercolour - can you tell I like cattle?
Signpainter's oil paint - a very difficult medium to work in - on a truck tailgate - a difficult and cumbersome canvas.  A joint effort between the Missus and me, 2010

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. You do have talent. What's the job?

  2. Your paintings are wonderful! You have really captured the animals personalities.

  3. You do some wonderful work. I enjoyed seeing them. I am a farm boy and I would like the cows a lot.

  4. Wow! Lovely work. I'm especially impressed with the acrylics. I enjoy working with oils, but have never had much success with acrylics.

  5. You are so talented at so many things.

    I love painting and used to dabble in it some years ago. It gave me great satisfaction to create something. I have been thinking lately of taking out my paints again. You may have spurred me on.

  6. Wow, I didn't know you were an artist too. These are fantastic. I love them all but especially the Jersey cow and calf. Amazing work!

  7. This is my first time visit to your lovely blog - and I guess when I saw the name "The Musical Gardener" I had to click over and take a look.
    Your art-work is delightful especially "The Boys" in water colour.
    I look forward to visiting your site often.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  8. You are very talented! Beautiful works of art! ( I like cows):)


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