Horses, Painting

The First Painting Night of 2015

I am still finishing a stealth project, so no photos there. I am trying to concentrate on paintings for the Equine Art Show (in July), so I started one based on this photo. Here’s step 1. We’ll see how it turns out…

Horses, Painting

Online Studio Sale Day 12 & 13

Trackside Discussion I The reference photo for this was also taken at Emerald Downs during the 2013 Equine Art show. This horse was being lead back to the barn by his groom; the horse had been hosed off and was very shiny and obviously still feeling the excitement of the race. This piece started as an experiment; I used hot…

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Horses, Knitting

Another last minute addition

“If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” — Rita Mae Brown I am working on expanding the pet portrait part of my business. I though a great way to do this, and support a good cause, would be to give a custom pet portrait to the Poker for Ponies auction for Sound Equine Options (happening on…

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Last day with Old Friends

I arrived back in Portland very late (11:58pm) on Saturday after spending 11 hours getting back across the country. But I had one more stop to make before leaving Kentucky: Old Friends. There are no words to describe how wonderful this place is. They are devoted to taking the unwanted Thoroughbreds from the racing industry (industry being the key term)…

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Almost done with my Lexington bucket list

In my final full day in Lexington, I worked my way through the remainder of my bucket list items. 1. I photographed a foggy day in the scenic horse pastures. 2. I toured Darley. The trophy room is impressive. Sandra Oppegard (a watercolorist) has pieces in this I “met” Affirmed (most recent Triple Crown winner). As I was driving away…

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Horses, Painting

Plein Air in the Paddock – Day 4

So, finally we are caught up and I can report the day as it happened. This morning I got up determined to actually paint (the last three days have been filled with all sorts of fun things, but not as much painting as I SHOULD be doing.) Because my horse paintings just weren’t going right, I decided to concentrate on…

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