Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP - Arabian Montage

Just started this one yesterday.  It is 9x12 and will be in color, but, I am sketching it in with black and white to start out.  When I do these kinds of montages, I work them out as I go, so, there can be a lot of changes and adjustments along the way.  I do not work with any reference materials at this point.  It is just 'made-up' images...whatever I think might work in the composition.  Later, when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, I'll pull out the anatomy books and ref. photos to improve the details and conformation of my horses.   New updates to this work in progress will be added to the end of this same entry.  You can click on these photos to see larger views. 

First session oct. 12...

2nd session....oct. 13

3rd Session oct 14

Oct 20

Oct 21 


New Work - Red Roan Pegasus

I just finished this one for a swap.  It is 9x12 on canvas.

Click HERE to see a slideshow of this painting as it was painted.

Here it is in its new frame, about to go in its shipping box.

New Work - Percheron

This is not a totally new painting, just one that got a new facelift!  I reworked the background mostly and added some more color and highlights to the horse and added more forelock. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This is a new 4x6 painting...a little something for christmas!  If it seems too early, it's because if I don't do it now, it just won't get done!  I may use it for my christmas cards this year, too.
"Christmas Star" 4x6

It is available at

Saturday, October 1, 2011

OK, I have ignored this blog for too, too long...ever since I discovered...yes, I... discovered facebook!  Well, I feel I already have too much invested in this blog to just let it die, so perhaps out of guilt, I do intend to begin regular weekly postings again.  Sorry I forgot you's all Facebooks fault!

So, to help get back up-to-date, here are some artworks finished during the blackout! All of the ACEOs (2.5x3.5") are shown life-sized.  You can click on the others photos to bring up larger views.

"First Blooms" 5x7 oil on panel

"Tempest" 16x20 oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

"Golden Unicorn" 2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Defiance" 2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Red Hat Centauress"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Winged Majesty"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Windswept Unicorn"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Gypsy Dancer"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Heart of the Storm"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Stallion's Overlook" 12x16 oil on panel

"Donkey 1"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Donkey 2"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Nessus & Deianira" 8x10 oil on panel

"A Great Pumpkin"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Bay Beauty" 4x6 oil on panel

"Black Nightmare"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Black Snowflake Appaloosa" 4x6 oil on panel

"Blazed Beauty"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Blue Leopard" 4x6 oil on panel

"Gypsy Prancer" 5x7 oil on panel

"Halloween"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Headless Horseman"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Human Doll"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Modern Girls" 4x6 oil on panel

"On Top of the World" 5x7 oil on panel

"Pegasus - Down to Earth" 4x6 oil on panel

"Traditional"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Spooked Paint"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO

"Sunny" 4x6 oil on panel

"Surge 2" 4x6 oil on panel (this was painted to replace the original "Surge" which was broken)

"Red Halter"  2.5x3.5" oil ACEO