3 paintings: a crow, a horse, a pug

I didn’t save the name of the person who took the reference photo (bad Sandra), but it was a photo shared on Free Reference Photos for Artists. 12″x12″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. I love how the moment is very different from most crow images. From a photo shared byContinue reading “3 paintings: a crow, a horse, a pug”

painting: horses at the stream

Oh, can I tell you how difficult this one was? Like pulling teeth. I got the horses painted, and then stalled. And stalled. So it sat on my easel for six months. Maybe longer. Mocking me every time I sat down to paint. I wasn’t sure I could carry off the water, and had putContinue reading “painting: horses at the stream”

painting: horse glance

What a gorgeous horse, it was hard to go wrong painting her–which is to say, there’s no wrong way to paint such a perfect moment. I painted from a reference photo graciously shared by Rita Gallaway at Majestic Spanish Horses. I may paint this horse again in another color-way. Actually, I’d originally imagined her paintedContinue reading “painting: horse glance”

painting: mama horse and foal

A couple days last week I concentrated on being a little more expressionistic. Use the unexpected color. Try to paint looser. Loose is difficult for me, so I have to make a point of trying all the tricks and crossing my fingers. 11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board, available in my Etsy shop. 🙂 IContinue reading “painting: mama horse and foal”

painting: horse at the stream

The colors are particularly vivid, the yellows contrasting against the dark purple. I think it looks like an autumn scene, though it could be any time of year. The golden light perhaps speaks to a dusty, long hot day. I used a reference photo shared by Gary Odell.  12″x12″ oil on canvas. Available in myContinue reading “painting: horse at the stream”

painting: colorful horse

I let all the colors flow organically, without any planning. Or, which is to say, I started with a little bit of planning but that fell apart right away and it just painted itself. I love how it turned out. I painted from a reference photo shared by Nadi Spencer 11″x14″ oil on cradled woodContinue reading “painting: colorful horse”