Sunday, December 7, 2008





Here are two new 12" x 9" paintings. They are original acrylic on panel and currently listed on ebay under the ID artjenifer9999 for 29.99 each. They would look great together or on their own. Perfect little pieces to give as last minute gifts to the horse lover in the family!!

See more of my work at www.colorfulequine.com.

Happy Holidays,

Jenifer Trottier

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quarter Horse Congress

We have great weather here in Columbus, the sun is out in full force and I am having a wonderful time wandering the grounds. I stopped by Congress Hall and visited with the guys, Paul and Phil. They are great guys and it is so fun to watch Phil work the crowd answering any questions people may have while Paul is busy at the laptop. Make sure to visit Phil's blog to see more on their trip experiences here at the Congress
http://philalain.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday October 7th

Well Monday has gone by and Tuesday is here. Only three days left (including today) till we pack up the truck and leave for Congress. I am very excited and at the same time dread leaving work because of what will be waiting for me when I return. I will have to deal with that when I get back I suppose. This morning I overslept and had to run out the door after my morning shower. I hope I am able to rise a little earlier tomorrow. Hmm did I remember to feed the cat this morning??? Yes, I think so.

Last night I made some adjustments on the fall landscape painting per the request of the client. I hope he will enjoy his little year round piece of New England fall. I will post pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

October is Here

Well, October is here and as the I rise in the morning to go to work the sky is still dark and I am not happy about getting out of bed. It's cold outside the covers and the cat is curled up next to me like a little furry icon of comfort.
Though there is something in October I always look forward to... our (my husband and I)vacation at All American Quarter Horse Congress. The show is held in Columbus, Ohio and is the world's largest breed show. This year the Mural Mosaic mural, Le Cadeau Du Cheval will be presented at Congress so I am quite looking forward to seeing it in person.

Eventhough the sun is setting earlier and it is darker longer and colder in the mornings Fall is my favorite season. I love the smell of dry leaves and bonfires. The crisp sound of leaves and dry twigs under foot. The air of mystery of Holloween night. There are so many things to love about this season. The trees are dressed up, showing their brilliant leaves in shades of red, orange and yellow.



Being from New England I can really appreciate the fall foliage and why my current client would want a fall landscape captured to view all year round in a piece of art. This is a photo of the painting as it looks now. There are more layers I have to add until I call it finished but you can see there is a solid structure and color scheme already laid out.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NJEAA "Art of the Horse"




Two of my acrylic paintings were accepted into the New Jersey Equine Artists Association national juried art show "Art of the Horse" and are currently on display at the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster, New Jersey.

After attending the opening I can confidently say it is quite a beautiful show full of talented artists. Several of which I know from the Equine Art Guild (Linda Shantz , Debbie Flood, Patricia Getha, Susan Monty and Joan Jannaman )

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Le Cadeau Du Cheval" Mural Mosaic Unveiled !!!

I have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this mural to begin its tour. The day has finally arrived. Yesterday, September 3, 2008 the Mural Mosaic was unveiled at The Masters at Spruce Meadows. Although I was unable to attend the event, I was so happy to see the completed mural up online!! (it may be viewed at www.muralmosaic.com.)

If the mural comes to a town near me and my hectic schedule allows, I look forward to seeing the mural in person.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"That's How I Roll" 36"x18" Acrylic on Canvas




I really love the colors this roan's coat. The subtle dusty colors in his coat are captivating. While I was photographing him he had a good time rolling in the dirt and I got a number of pictures of him in the act.

I just love seeing a horse just being a horse. So here is a painting of just that.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Painting - Like my New Boots?




I am starting to work a little looser as I work on bigger surfaces and I'm really enjoying the freedom! This is a 14" x 18" acrylic on canvas that I completed over the weekend. Generally speaking I really love color and look for ways to use bright clear color in my paintings. I am trying to let myself use more color while still maintaining a sense of realism .




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Prints of "Like My New Boots?" are now available!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Panel Prints at Imagekind.com

Prints of panel #146 are now available for sale at Imagekind.com

Buy my art at ImageKind.com.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Panel #146 - Progress


After a couple painting sessions and about 2 hourse total painting time, here is how the panel looks.




Le Cadeau du Cheval - Mural Mosaic - Panel #146




I am proud to announce that I will be a part of this wonderful project "Le Cadeau du Cheval" a mural by the great people at Mural Mosaics. You can visit their website to see the progress of this mural along with others they have completed in the past. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to photograph a very athletic Quarter Horse stallion this last weekend and came away with a number of great action photos. He comes from some great reining bloodlines and has the stops and spins to prove it!! The photo I chose to work from for my panel was one of him at liberty. He chose to change direction with gusto!! He could be a cutter in this snap shot! Very impressive horse!!

Here is the panel before I started. It actually had less purple in the right bottom corner.





Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wilbur - Finished









Here he is completed, the somewhat grumpy and yet so very sweet older gentleman.

For those who are not familiar with horses and the equine industry there are often misconceptions about horse paraphernalia. A grazing muzzle is used to benefit the horse's health and is no way hurting the horse or causing them any discomfort. In the hands of knowledgeable owners horses live long and happy lives both at work and at play.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Wilbur - Grumpy Old Man






This is a work in progess. As you see here I have most of the shapes plotted out and I'm begining to work on the details.


Wilbur foundered when he was younger and now to prevent him from doing it again he wears a grazing muzzle when he is outside. The muzzle allows him to be outside for most of the day, enjoying the sunshine, while making sure he does not overindulge himself. He comes in the early afternoon to get his lunch of hay and gets turned back out again after he is done.

Sunday, April 20, 2008








This painting was the result of inspiration from a friend's One Hot Krymsun gelding, Toby.


My husband and I try to make it out to Quarter Horse Congress every year. The reference shots for this painting were taken in 2006 and I have just now gotten around to using them. Seems there are always things in life to occupy our time.. and distract us from using our time constructively. This painting will be sent to our friends as a thank you. I hope they enjoy it. They are fantastic people and I am so pleased to know them.

Friday, February 29, 2008

NH Landscape


This is a little 5"x7" acrylic painting on canvas board.


I really loved the process of creating this one. First covering the entire canvas with paint and then working in the values and colors. The inspiration for this piece came from an older photograph I had from hiking up at The Basin, in upstate NH.