Just like the studio name…finally I have painted a Blue Paint Horse! She’s a big one too, 24 X 48, acrylics on canvas, monochromatic in ultramarine blue, black and white, with a light touch of dioxazine purple in the background. She’s almost life-sized! I love having her in the house…
My first love was graphite, and this sketch was a nod back to the days before painting. Another feathered friend that posed on my very old fencepost in the backyard. 6 x 8, Derwent graphite on Bristol Vellum
Amazing birds, owls. I could stare forever into their piercing eyes, which seem filled with the secrets of the universe… This piece was done with Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore pastel paper, approx. 7 x 10
These two pumpkins on my front porch caught my eye as the sun set, and their orange glow was revealed. I captured it here on canvas, 16 X 20 acrylics, $250 Prints available on Fine Art America: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-orange-tomara-maitra.html
An acrylic portrait of a beautiful young boy, Chip, who is a mixed breed though he appears to have chocolate lab in him, also some kind of Australian hound? Regardless, his lovely glowing eyes and gorgeous coat made for a stunning portrait. I was immensely excited to capture all the different hues his shiny coat … More Chip’s Portrait
A graphite drawing in the making for two years…It had been on a back burner for a long while, and then I acquired a Mono Tombow eraser and decided to finish it this morning and have some fun pulling out highlights. So glad to finish it, I enjoyed the stint of creativity this came from. … More ‘Neptune Seahorse’
An African elephant study with sun, shadow and so many wrinkles… I love the heart and conscience of these animals, and am in awe of their intelligence. It was wonderful to spend time studying her lovely, lined face. 11 X 14 acrylics on stretched canvas photo ref. from a private party
‘Gray Morning’ featuring the American Gray Fox – female 24 X 36 Acrylics on stretched canvas Had a lovely time painting this beautiful girl, and combining her with all these different elements of a misty morning forest. This will be the start of a series of forest paintings.