Boy, we got hit with 12″ of snow and two days off of school, so far. Not bad! I hope you all are able to stay safe and warm. A painting a day isn’t a bad way to spend your time when you’re cooped up in the house. . . . Oil on stretched canvas,Continue reading “painting: palomino horse”
Is it snowing where you are? The flakes are getting bigger here, sigh. This dun horse from last summer’s rodeo reminds us of late summer fade, sun so bright and sky so clear. Energy, and lazy days. Can’t wait for next summer! 18″x24″, oil on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop!
I painted these horses in a larger size and more subdued colors, and thought I would paint them again in super brights. They are taken almost to an abstract level, but still are clearly horses. 10″x30″ oil on stretched canvas. Available now in my etsy shop.
I was trying to paint bright and splotchy, because I don’t usually do that. I want to do that, but somehow it just never is what I sit down to do. I envy those artists who with a very few brush strokes make something appear real. Or at least pretty. Because I’m not a fewContinue reading “painting: Belgian hare”
Isn’t there a special kind of wildness to an appaloosa, an image of freedom and snowy walks and crisp air? Maybe today it’s not the case, unless you live in the right place where it’s still possible. Art captures those ideas for all time, though. You can contemplate at your leisure, and imagine. Appaloosa SwishContinue reading “painting: appaloosa”
I finish off the 1970 issue of Family Circle with the fashion. Particularly because of this ad. It makes me think of the men of Mad Men sitting around the table with the Simplicity patterns bigwigs, palavering over the ad campaign. The Simplicity men say, “I don’t know. What are we selling? Is that oneContinue reading “Family Circle, 1970: the fashion”