Saturday, January 8, 2011

By Request

A certain friend , I won't mention any names(OK shaddy), was snooping in my profile on Facebook and noticed that I painted. She said to show her some if I would, and since I don't think she'll be coming to Okieland any time soon, here are a few.

This first painting was my first painting. I copied the idea out of a book the teacher had, in writing words, I plagiarized it. As you'll see, I like painting scenery.

The second one with the window view is my mother's favorite. It is also a plagiarized painting.

The third with the horses is all my idea. The landscape is from North Central Kansas with the rolling hills and rock fence posts. The horses is from a picture I took of my father's horses.

The wind mill is from a picture I took somewhere. I liked it because it the foreground is in shadows.

The last one could only come from my mind. It is painted on a slate shingle that was from a 1800's Texas ranch house.

All the paintings are oil on canvas except for the slate. I've also painted a couple of saws, but they aren't "in style" now.


Parrot Writes said...

Awesome! These are beautiful paintings, Walk. Thanks for sharing them. A writer and a painter! Wow!!

Walk said...

Parrot, you need to come back, I hadn't finished the post yet when you visited the blog.

Thanks for the compliment.

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

OMG! These are wonderful, Walk! I can't believe you haven't shared them before. If I'd painted them, I sure as heck couldn't have kept them a secret. I truly love the first one. Oh yes!

Horses have to be very difficult to paint and you did that too. Incredible, my friend. Really, I'm tickled pink by your art show.

I see nothing wrong with painting something that's been painted before. Your original creation is quite interesting and very good too.

I bought a set of acrylic paints, a few brushes, an acrylic pad and plastic palettes. I bought them on New Year's Eve and I'm waiting for inspiration. Many, many, many years ago I played with acrylic paint but didn't come up with much.

I don't expect much now either and never even imagined coming up with works such as yours. Mine will be elementary for sure.

If you have more paintings, I want to see them all. Please, please, please.

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

I went back and looked at your paintings again. I love the flower picture and the windmill also. You do a wonderful job with shadows and colors.

Painting on the piece of slate is quite a unique idea. I enlarged the photo and noticed the leather knots. I didn't see them before.

I'm going back to look somemore. There's a lot to see.

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

I love the cobwebs, the wilted leaves, the nail heads, the dilapidated fences...I see reality in your work and it's touching.

Thanks so much for sharing. You've much to be proud of.

Gullible said...

Wow, Walk. I'm really impressed. You've been hiding your talents. Do you have much time to paint, what with all your overtime work?

Walk said...

Thanks Shaddy and Gully for the compliments.

Shaddy, acrylic's are hard for me to blend because they dry too quickly. If you have trouble with them, try some oils. Oils colors are a little more subdued also.

Parrot Writes said...

I came back and am glad I did. The
color, the perspective and the depth is wonderful.


Wow! Those are beautiful! Heck, you can do your own book covers! What a multi-talented man you are!

Elizabeth (Beth) Westmark said...

You've been hiding your light under a bushel, Walk. Your paintings are wonderful. (And Shaddy, thanks to you for discovering his gift and getting him to share it with us.)

Walk said...

Thanks ladies, I guess I should dust the ole brushes off and finish the two paintings that I have started two years ago.