Monday, August 31, 2009

"OLD WEST" New Original Oil Painting by Mike Callahan

"Old West"

9" x 12"

Oil on Canvas

I was looking through some of my older reference photos and I decided I wanted to paint a few more of Bodie, probably the best preserved ghost town in the United is a fun little painting of several of those great buildings...Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"RIGHT-HANDED LILLIES" New Oil Painting by Mike Callahan

"Right-Handed Lillies"

20" x 20"

Oil on Canvas

Nearly a year ago I had surgery on my right shoulder and couldn't use my right hand to paint with for a time. I painted some water lillies left-handed and titled the painting "Left-Handed Lillies" Recently, I decided to re-visit the reference material I had gathered from a trip to the mountains and thought I'd like to paint some more of these delightful lillies...of course, this time I painted them with my right hand...Enjoy!