|ETCHING * RUSH STYLE*: (16"x12" SCRATCHBOARD) "Winter Moonlight - Wolf Rock
Ranch" commissioned by Attorney William A. Allen who's Texas Ranch is named after the
nocturnal and rare animal. Note the 3D effect of matted hair and the clarity of the eyes. For these
qualities, Rush is commissioned often to do portraits of pets.
|Oil On Canvass: "Dawn Arrivial - Tahiti" (4 ft x 5 ft) Rush preps his own canvass then works with Rembrandt or Grumbacher oils to render
powerful color-&-light blended works like this - now in the private collection of Houston Attorney & Yachtsman L.H. (Stu) Stewart.
|This is The
|Taylor Elizabeth Harris: The
constructed scene was created from a
few photos, depicting a chilly Fall day in
colorful Texas countryside. The pose,
Hairstyle, Emporio Armani Custom Cap
and Ralph Lauren cashmere sweaters
compliment her natural beauty.
|Taylor's Paint Horse and Ford
Mustang are gifts from her
loving parents Angela and Jay.
|"Caroling Quartet", Watercolor on 140 Lb Cold Press
"Penelope", "Charlotte" beside twin sister "Daphne",
and little "Beatrice" (starting with the white cutie and
going clockwise) are the much loved pets of John &
Veronica Miller of Houston, Texas. The Live Photo Session
was an event to be remembered, as well as one I had sworn to never
do again. The finished painting in no way hints at the riotous
CIRCUS performed at the foot of those stairs with all 4 doggies
barking, jumping down, and running in circles as John lay on the
floor trying to entice them with treats. Finally, in desperation, he
put leashes on them and then tried to hold them in-place [2 at a
time] while staying out of the shot! Their alert gaze was produced
by my high whistles - effective only about twice. Over the hours
the patio light source changed and with every adjustment of my
camera tripod we had to start over. John and I took turns looking
out the front window to make sure Animal Control Officers had
not been called to the scene by alarmed neighbors. My job then, as
Artist, was to compose the seemingly placid untethered Quartet
seen here. If everyone loved their pets like John &
Veronica do - animal shelters would have to close down.
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This Portrait is another non-Traditional (RUSH Style) WATERCOLOR on "Fluid" 140 Lb. Cold pressed, pH neutral Watercolor Paper, cut
to 16x20 Size. Layouts are done in Pencil and Color-Wash, work surface is Drafting Table with articulating top, artificial sun lamps, and
TUBE Trays. (STUDENTS: Change the mixing water frequently and clean brushes thoroughly to avoid a 'muddy' appearance to your work.)
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