Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anatomical Equine Study - Vortex

Sometimes our soul takes us some place dark. In dark, I do not mean evil but more like the exploration of an old dusty attic in a relative's house, mysterious and exciting. The exploration of the unknown, the quickness in your heartbeat in an empty house on a stormy night after watching a horror movie. This piece "Vortex" was exactly that for me. Different moods and feelings can create different kinds of art and as I was sketching anatomical studies I was inspired for this piece. "Vortex" is available for purchase for $350.00 an acrylic on panel, 16"x8".

To purchase this piece e-mail me at with "Votex" in the subject line.

Farm landscape painting.

Here is a painting of a local farm, Acrylic on canvas (9"x12"). Available for sale for $275.00. I really enjoyed painting the light on the silver roof and white walls of the barn. Every painting I paint I learn a little more. I find painting is a great way to relax and let the stress of work just melt into the background. This piece is available for purchase along with the Boot Still Life painting, Acrylic on canvas, $250.00 (14"x11").

If you are interested in purchasing a piece please contact me at and list art in the subject line.

Boots - A Still Life

Time for a still life painting!!! I decided to use some boots that don't seem to fit very well for a different purpose. Sooooo... I set them up and painted away. Here you'll see the result.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Doc - Moving On to Greener Pastures

An artist friend of mine recently had to put down her American Quarter Horse. Doc had a rough past having been abused and was truly fortunate to have a great home. I painted this 10" x 8" acrylic on panel in his memory. I hope that this likeness will help his owner remember the good years of a lost friend.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Virtual Painting Party

Thanks to artists Linda Shantz and Kimberly Santini for organizing the latest painting party. The virtual painting party is a bunch of artists working off the same reference photo using it to produce each individual artist's vision from that photo. The result is a very different array of artwork from the same reference source.

This was my first time joining in the creative fun and I had a great time! As I had a pretty busy July 4th weekend, spending most of my time at the barn riding, I had a hard time finding a moment to slow down and get my painting in. Friday evening I worked about an hour and a half on my piece with the following result.


Leonardo Da Vinci once said that "artwork is never finshed only abandoned." well lets just say I was not ready to abandon this painting even after the party was over.. so after a couple more hours I reworked the piece to the finished product you see below.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Time ...

I have to admit I love Spring. I fully enjoy watching the buds opening on the trees, seeing the grass turn green again and the extended time with daylight is great too!!!
Since it is the season of awakening, my husband and I are in high gear cleaning house shaking off our winter hibernation groggyness. I have to admit that I have not been as busy painting as I should be but soon I will be hitting those canvases again. I have two painting in progress, which I will post soon, that I need to get back to.
Happy Spring to all !!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hunter-Jumper - Work in Progress

As I enjoy the snow falling out my window I am painting away at the easel on a quiet Sunday afternoon. I thought I would post my progress so that you all can follow along. In the above photo I have painted a very general background and a basic drawing of my foreground figures.

Here you can see I have painted out the tree which seemed too strong an element and was taking away from the horse and rider forms. I have also started to add some color to the horse and rider.

I have paused my painting session for today as I am ready to settle down with my hot cup of tea with honey and stare blankly at the television for awhile. Sunday evenings are great for that!! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year .. New Painting

Well 2008 has come and gone and another year lies before us. I hope that 2009 brings good fortune and good health for all.

As usual I am busy at my easel and have done a 10" x 8" acrylic on canvas. This is a painting I have been meaning to get to for some time. I had taken this picture a few years ago and have just now gotten around to painting this fuzzy cow. I just loved all the hair on this bovine!!

Happy New Year!!