Diana's Painting Journal

Progress of a Painting

I've decided to photograph the different stages of a painting I have just started. You can follow it here: http://www.dianasmostaricablog.blogspot.com…(continue reading)

Painting of "D.o.g."

I just finished this painting of "D.o.g.", our next door neighbor's beautiful Border Collie. D.o.g. is typical of her breed - very smart and very active. My reference photo was taken by her owner and, of course, I had the real dog to observe any time I wanted! She is holding in her mouth a toy...(continue reading)

En tándem/In tandem

This painting is the largest one I have ever done - 34" x 42". The subject matter is a team of oxen that were in the annual Atenas, Costa Rica, oxcart parade in 2013. Atenas is the town we live in, located in the Central Valley. The Brahma breed of cattle is quite common here. They can thrive in areas...(continue reading)