Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two for James Parker


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These are for James Parker whose Flying Moleskin subject matter is wildlife. I've been wanting to paint this beach dog so I took this opportunity to do so. The night heron is from my trip to the beautiful city San Antonio, Texas when my wife and I were there to pick up our dog, Beau.

19 comments:

Diana Marshall said...

Love the beach dog, my favourite breed, the shadow and reflections are wonderful, not to to mention the hound itself.

RUDHI - Chance said...

The *beach-dog* (bordercollie) is a very clear painting to me!

Dana Cooper said...

Two gorgeous paintings for James. I particularly like the dog and the way the movement of his ear is silhouetted against his body and the way you handled the wet sand...great job on both!

Dean H. said...

These both convey the sense of "being there". Great job, Edward...that's what it's all about! :)

Debbie said...

Both of these paintings are wonderful, but I just can't take my eyes of the dog on the beach. The shadows and reflections are amazing! I can see the sky in the wet sand!! Brilliant!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Both are great.but the dog is amazing.
So generous of you to paint 2.
I can see James smile.
BTW how is Beau?

Mitzi Easley said...

Two great paintings Edward - love the dog! What great movement you captured... very well done!!

Judy Mackey said...

I have to add - love your beach dog!! I like the way you painted the shadows and how it really looks as though his feet were on the wet sand. Gorgeous!

Cathyann said...

That dog is so alive Edward!The sand is so very well done.

Karen Bruson said...

The reflections in the sand came out great. Both paintings are really nice.

Marilyn M. King said...

Wow! I love the doggie!!!!! The subtle sand and water colors are beautiful and the dog is perfectly delightful!

Rosemary said...

James Parker is a lucky, lucky man! Wonderful paintings - especially the beach doggie!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Just beautiful. I love the dog. You can see fun written all over this one. Great movement and reflection.

Manon Doyle said...

Omg... these are so beautiful, Edward!! I love them both but am partial to the dog. I'm a dog person after all!
I missed the Victorian house. It's amazing! Your work always impresses me!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I hate to compare paintings to photographs, but the dog painting looked so lifelike on my blog list! The sand, reflections, and shadows are right on, and you can feel the energy of this guy. A nice contrast to the calmness of the bird. Both paintings are a great contribution.

Vicente Herrero said...

Hi Edward, which is important is the composition drawing and color.
The painting of the dog is impeccable, superbly.
Without diminishing the value of the second, we understand why a painting has that charm that magic.
Regards.

Gary Keimig said...

good one Ed. The dog painting is so typical and works wonerfully.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Ooh, I love how the reflections and shadows look on the sand in the dog painting, very effective! Makes me want to go to the beach.

hmuxo said...

Interesting blog. Love these paintings. Well done.