Horses, Painting

Ruth Ellen Hoag – Day 1

I am running amok yet again. In a brave move to escape my normal life (and try to get painting again) I signed up for a workshop entitled “Simplicity and Complexity” by Ruth Ellen Hoag held at Ruth Armitage‘s studio in my old stomping grounds of Oregon City. What attracted me to the workshop was an emphasis on design, which…

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Horses, Knitting, Painting

The myth of catching up

I had a goal this weekend. I was going to catch up and then get some painting done, taking advantage of the energy I felt coming off Margaret Godfrey‘s workshop. Here’s what I did today. Spent an extra hour in bed petting the dogs and cat (mistake?) Went for a walk in the park with my dogs, a friend, and…

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Horses, Painting

Margaret Godfrey workshop, day 1

I have been really struggling to paint the last few months. Moving and then the holidays just really took the wind out of whatever sails were still around. So, when a Margaret Godfrey workshop was advertised at the Brownsville Art Center (now juts 45 minutes away from me,) I knew I had to sign up. In addition to being a…

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Horses

Breeders Cup Weekend – The Oregon Connection

The Breeders Cup is this Friday and Saturday and if you have liked ANY racing pages on social media, you can’t miss it. In addition to great photos and opinion pieces, the articles have been a lot of fun and give a real feeling why this is not just an event, but THE EVENT. Of course the Breeders Cup Classic,…

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Horses, Painting

And away they go

Yesterday I went down to the UPS Store and shipped my three Equine Art entries up to Emerald Downs. They need to arrive by Tuesday (UPS Store claimed they would get there Monday) and the show will run from July 10-12, with opening night and awards on Thursday the 9th. I won’t be able to make anything except the final…

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Finishing “Comin'”

I took “Comin’” to my critique group on June 17th. When you go to a critique group, it’s important to keep your ears open and your mouth shut. I don’t think I did a good job at either this time. A few things I just wasn’t going to do, but what I heard was that the piece needed some serious…

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Getting my paintings in a row

Once again, painting night has rolled around. Tomorrow is the final critique group before I have to ship my paintings up to Equine Art. “Shoes and Shadows” has come back from “Galloping Out”. I made one small adjustment and rephotographed it. It will go up, and I’ll use my new image to submit it to the American Academy of Equine…

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37 years

If you have any connection to horses (and probably even if you don’t) you know by know that Amerian Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes today and thus ended the 37 year drought of Triple Crown winners. Let the party start! I have never seen a Triple Crown winner “live.” I was alive when Seattle Slew and Affirmed won, but I…

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