Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Dog Project - Dachshund

I'm playing catch-up with this one as this breed was featured way back in April in this project. Oh well! Better late than never! This is oil on birch, 2.5x3.5 inches.
This is actual size...
...and a close-up view.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Work - Shooting Marbles

The centaurs are back! These two boys are getting down on thier knees for a game of marbles! This is an ACEO oil painting on multimedia art board. Check out the ebay listing here;

New Work - Frisky Arabian

This is my second take at this image. The photo is by AinslieG and was presented to the horse artists on WetCanvas as a challenge to be re-created to the artists whims. I already did this as a pen sketch in my sketchbook, but, thought it would be neat to do in oils too. So, this is it! It is 5"x5" on birch. Check out the ebay listing here;

EBSQart Art of the Day!

I'm thrilled to have my "Little John" aceo listed as the EBSQ Art of the Day! I've had my work featured a few times over the past 4 years, and, it is always an honor! Check it out here:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Work - Spring Gallop

This lovely arabian mare runs with her new foal, enjoying the perfect sunny Spring weather! This is an original 5x7 oil painting on hand-prepared hardboard panel.

Close-up of the foal

Close-up of the mare

Close-up of the brushwork and wildflowers
Visit the ebay listing for this new painting here;

Sketchbook - Leopard Appaloosa

I love colorful horses! Paints, appaloosas, dun, dilutes, and, roans...there is so much variety and I never get tired of the infinate variations of breed and color! This one is a black and white leopard appaloosa in the sketchbook.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Work - Daughters of the High Sierra

Finally, a new painting finished! A mustang mare and foal gallop exuberantly along a high ridge in their mountain home.

This is 5x7 inches oil on birch panel. Listed on ebay starting now! Buy it here:

Friday, June 12, 2009

Horse Breed Project - Jenny Wren, an Appaloosa Shetland Pony

Close-up detail

This is a graphite on 8x10 Multimedia Art Board and was drawn for the WetCanvas Horse Breed A Week Project. The project is now going every two weeks instead of weekly.
Jenny Wren was one of the 4 horses my family kept when I was a kid. She was such a character - part demon, part angel! My sisters and I learned so much about horses from this little brown appy-colored shetland pony! This drawing is not being offered for sale as it is staying in the family.

Sketchbook - Paint

This one is not for any of the breed projects I'm participating in, it's just another horse...of course!