Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mystery Horses

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This is the initial drawing on canvas of two running horses. I will let you guess what they are. Look for the finished painting on eBay tomorrow or Thursday and see if you figured it out right. Shipping on this one will be free anywhere within the US.

I have been busy with commissioned portraits -- both people and pets--so haven't done much non-commissioned work lately. The horses will go up this week and a kitten next week. The kitten may be featured as a work in progress. Those are a little scary for me because if they don't work out I can't hide them like I do other paintings. Oh, well...

Monday, November 13, 2006

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November is the month of giving thanks for our many blessings. To me, one of the most special blessings God has given us is the variety of animals and flowers He has placed on this earth. Imagine what a dull, desolate planet it would be without them! Three of my favorites are pictured here: Barney, our Border Collie mix, Button our little toy Poodle and Kitty. Her name is Sweetie Peach but she answers quicker to Kitty. We also have some beautiful birds whose songs are like morning prayers and evening vespers. They are a little difficult to photograph, but they are also loved.

I have not listed new work in a while because I have been busy with commissioned portraits of other’s love ones – both human and animal. I love painting people’s loved ones, and especially their pets because they are so expressive and uncomplicated. It is easy to become friends with a cat, dog or horse, just by looking at a picture. You can see the loyalty, love, playfulness and joy in their stance, their faces, and especially in their eyes.

Along with the commissions I am working on some new western paintings. A horse and rider and some Palomino horses. I hope to finish them soon but if not, I may post some Works in Progress on this blog.

Count your blessings today, and give your best “animal buddies” an extra big hug, cuddle or pat from me!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Magical Dancing Arabian

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There is something so graceful about horses, even the biggest, strongest of them look like dancers sometimes, and Arabians have always seemed other worldly to me. I never get tired of painting them. When I was a child my mother told me a bedtime story about a white horse and in my imagination it looked like this. This one is for you, Mom. This pastel painting is listed on Ebay this week.