Archive for the ‘horses’ Category

I chose the colors for this one with the intent of using light-permeable colors — that is, ones where light flows through the color to the canvas and then bounces back out. Natural light is what makes original art seem to glow, and this use of the light is something that can’t be reproduced when you buy a print.

Because this horse is dark colored, I chose blue and purple with high translucency, rather than opaqueness. This lets his dark areas seem to glow. He’s very pretty in person.


18″x18″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.


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Aren’t the mix of colors pretty? The violet blue and the orange pair well together.


18″x18″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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Every little bit of luck helps, right?

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.


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This painting I literally had sketched for two years, waiting for me to complete it. I’ve got another one that’s been languishing a similar length of time–maybe this will be the year it gets completed. Some I start out excited about, but then as I look harder at the details, I start to think something about it is too complex, or not enough detail, or just too difficult to attempt. I don’t know why I lost interest in this one, other than other ones just seemed more compelling. Strike while the iron is hot, and paint the most successful paintings.

In the end, I am happy with the play of colors over that shoulder. If I had painted this two years ago, I don’t know how I would have handled it. Today, success!


18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas, available in my etsy shop, here. Thank you for looking.

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The reference photo for this one was from a lady on a facebook group who kindly shares her photos. I don’t have a source, otherwise, for Friesians, so am very grateful for the generosity of others, in this case, Elisha Clark-Jordan.


18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.

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I have had a productive two weeks, so more paintings to come this week–woot woot!


Secondary colors are fun. A touch of green, and I would have used them all.

12″x12″x1-1/2″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

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Already finishing up some commission work this year! So happy with all of these.

I was trepidatious about painting with a brush again, but whew, they worked.


So happy!  🙂

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