Category Archives: Paintings

All painting types.

La Laboristo

(The Laborer) I watercolored a pair of old work gloves:la laboristo
I had thrown away my work gloves when I decided they were more holes than glove. Then, of course, I wanted to paint them, but couldn’t find them in the trash. 🙂 So my son gave me a pair of his old work gloves. He’s left-handed too, and the holes are mainly in his left glove, also.
I’ve always loved old, worn gloves. And the people who wear them out.

Boot still life

This is one of my boots on my stepstool, with a WWII canteen on the bottom step. Oh, and I laid that rock walkway. boot-stilllifeI replaced yesterday’s photo with a slightly better one. Though the rocks have a greenish cast that the camera isn’t seeing. I’ve put on a coat of acrylic matte varnish.


This is Bubba: Bubba-moon a walker hound and neighborhood dog. He would make the rounds of the neighborhood; in the evenings he would howl at my backdoor for scraps. We haven’t seen him in a long time and for some reason really miss him. He was absolutely convinced that everyone should love him, even though he walked on the tops of cars.
And pulled off my green tomatoes, loving me for planting green ball trees just for him.
The leaves over his head I left vague and hopefully they look similar to question marks, which constantly floated out of his head (well…).
I used the secondary triad orange, green and violet. I wanted to say that, because it sounds so impressive, like I know what I’m doing with color.


This is a study of a Marchador stallion, Júpiter Quitumba. marchador-moon I tried 4 different ways to make dapples (spots). Nothing seemed to work for me.

The photo of this stunning horse is licensed CC by-sa:
He’s owned by Quitumba Ranch in Brazil. That Wikipedia page says author = Fábio Vidigal, so maybe that’s the name of the photographer. Don’t you love that neck?

Oh, this is gouache, except for a wash of transparent blue over the ‘sky’.