Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Spirits of the West" contemporary equine painting

"Spirits of the West"
$1500 unframed
water media
I used Winsor Newton watercolor and matte medium to create this painting.  I used a nozzle bottle to apply the matte medium, did an underpainting, negative painting and the horse splashed onto the scene.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This11"x14" pencil drawing has no name, help me name it! You can either email me at or leave a name in the comment section. She can be yours for $125.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Sunrise Majesty" watercolor by Texas Artist Linda Bein

"Sunrise Majesty"
transparent watercolor
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This painting was started with an under painting, then I placed saran wrap on it to make abstract shapes and designs.  After looking at the under painting for several days I started layering the paint around the shapes and a horse emerged. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Black Beauty" charcoal by Texas fine artist Linda Bein

"Black Beauty"
This was a class demo using charcoal that I didn't post.  Hard for some of my students to visualize in just one color while looking at a real life photo.  Just a little exercise of seeing the value in one color.  I have used this photograph for several demonstrations; I need to get out and take some new photos but it is too hot!!  Soon my fall classes will resume and we will start with drawing and shading and move on to monochromatic watercolor paintings.  I usually save the charcoal for the end but I think we will start with the charcoal instead of pencil, even though I will probably have to wash the walls when we are done.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Rio" pastel by Texas artist Linda Bein

Chalk Pastel
He is a beautiful horse, his coloring made him an interesting subject, but his personality made him memorable.