11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.







I finished five paintings last week, which is almost one a day. I am striving to be a one a day painter. This Boxer dog was waiting in line to be in a dog show at the fair. If you’re like me, you think, “Ooh, lots of dogs = lots of good photos,” but it doesn’t really work that way. Keyed up dogs look keyed up in photos. With so much fair excitement, the dogs were mostly distracted. But this pretty girl gave me some excellent portrait shots.

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas.
She’s in my etsy shop now.


feather quilt

I’ve been sewing all year long, and am stocking up my shabby chic shop now for Christmas. I have a ton of stuff to list. This feather quilt is listed there now, this one is so pretty in person. I used Miss Kate fabric for the feathers, and a beige Waverly solid for the background.

feather quilt

I’ve been pretty busy, and haven’t been updating about the paintings. So here are my three most recent!

I love the eye lash reflections. 8″x8″ oil on stretched canvas. SOLD, thank you.

A spotted rear end for this appaloosa. 11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. SOLD, Thank you!

A daughter’s friend’s dog. I love this dog. 11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas.<a href=”https://sandraspencer.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/irish11x14.jpg”&gt;irish11x14

How we have not gone to the opening parade for the Roundup, I have no idea. So today we remembered and were there in plenty of time to pick a good place on the sidewalk.

Everybody stands for the flags going by. And then sits down again when they’ve passed.


So many horses and cowboys and cowgirls. So much fun. These are the directors of the roundup. There were 8 or so.


I liked she is riding a mule.


All the pretty beadwork on his horse.


Here we finally have the answer to: “Is it possible to transport a horse via pickup truck?”


And also an answer to whether it’s possible to have a full brass band playing from horseback. I edited out the drums. :)


A pretty palomino.


More gorgeous beadwork.


And a tiny wagon pulled by a tiny horse.


A beautiful horse. Wouldn’t it be fun to ride in that wagon?


The sign says it’s an 1890’s log sled. Imagine that thing being pulled by horses through the snow. There’s no way to get out of the way in time when it picks up speed downhill. What a job.


This cable car has been retrofitted into public transportation. I would like to drive around town in this thing, it sure beats the regular bus.


Does it make you want to come see the roundup? One of those things everyone needs to do at least once in your life. The last day is Saturday the 19th. I was looking at the website, and tickets are still available.

Here’s Mount Hood seen from Highway 84 as it curves past Portland. How far is the mountain from here? It seems like about an hour or an hour and half. As seen through a car window. Turned out pretty good, didn’t it?



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