Puppy Dog Terrier Charcoal Art Painting by Montana Artist
About This Painting:
Yesterday was National Puppy Day so I grabbed some charcoal and started sketching a puppy to celebrate. This puppy had no model I just started drawing and he is the one who appeared with his delighted impish look. He could be a Jack Russell, a Welsh, or a Dale or something else after all he never told me who he was he just arrived to help me celebrate National Puppy Day.
"The Fellowship" is a work of Art that celebrates horses. This diptych is two 16 X 20 inch canvases which when placed together create a large painting that is 32 X 20 inches. Blue, golds, sienna and black fill the canvases of this mixed media piece. This painting will be available at the Montana State University Auction in Billings with all proceeds going to the scholarship funds.
Dusty summer days with the horse herd running - great images of the power of hooves thrumming on the ground. I love laying in charcoal with horse movement and shapes. Some days I love the simplicity of black and white. The internet is alive with bright colors, contrasting colors, complimentary colors, colors all demanding your attention - see me, I'm bright, I'm bold, I'm loud. On days like that the black and white of charcoal allows some quiet is a world of clamoring colors.
And Bayleigh and Dixie head south. The painting is going from Montana to Kentucky via Fed Ex second day air. Safe journey! The first photo shows a happy Welsh and a Chocolate lab. Second photo show a close up of the great colors, and the third photo shows the faces. The last photo shows the painting boxed up with my 8 layer system of protecting artworks as it heads for the Fed Ex office. This is a commission that is 4 feet X 3 feet. (This painting is sold)
Hot Day at the Ranch - Horse Art Painting Western Montana
About This Painting:
Horses and summer go hand in hand in Montana. Some summer days the heat rises in waves off the land. This painting captures the hot, lazy August day in Montana. The reds and yellows combine with the lost edges to create the feeling of warm in this unique piece of art.
This little Welsh Terrier is sold but I love painting dogs so if you want your dog painted just email me. I have painted hundreds of dog portraits and every breed. I originally started by going to dog shows and sketching every dog in the ring. I met some great dogs and people there.
Waiting to Ride - Contemporary Western Horse Art Painting
About This Painting:
Two horses waiting to ride is a 16 X 20 inch painting that celebrates the modern West. I met these two horses at the Billings Nile - the Northern International Livestock Exposition. They were waiting for the roping competition to begin. It was noon and the bright sun was high in the sky creating highlights on the horses manes. Horse Art.
Horses have been part of our common history since the beginning of time. This painting celebrates the horse. Have you ever just watched a horse, they are always in motion but often look like they haven't moved. This little painting is 8 X 10 inches and is mixed media. For more information or to contact me, you can visit my website at SandraMerwin.com
This Winter Chickadee has its feathers puffed up staying warm in the cold. Chickadees have the ability to manage all kinds of weather. However they do need a food supply so keep those bird feeders full and the chickadees will pay you for their food with a show of antics and joy.
Charming Airedale called "Soulful Dale" is 5 inches x 7 inches. The painting is thick with texture. The Airedale nose is just a hint as it moves outside the frame. The frame is a black wooden frame with a modern feel.
Buffalo Generations is a large artwork created to celebrate the American Bison of Yellowstone Park. The calves are referred to as "Red Dogs". In this painting the huge Bull herds the buffalo and calves. This piece has great energy and color. Splashes of Blue, Green, Yellow and Red complete this huge work of art. Please visit my website to see a photo of this huge painting in perspective. www.SandraMerwin.com