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”

painting: horse friends

This one looks a little different than my usual work, because I painted on wood hardboard. There is no tooth like there is in canvas, it is perfectly smooth surface. I’m very happy with how it turned out, and I’m going to stock up on more of these surfaces. 12″x12″ oil on cradled hardboard. AvailableContinue reading “painting: horse friends”

painting: a horse commission

I have a couple paintings to show off (already sold pieces) that I am sure have made it to their homes by now. I don’t like to unveil them publicly if they are gifts, because you never know, it’s possible I might ruin the surprise. And wouldn’t that be a shame? He’s 11″x14″, oil onContinue reading “painting: a horse commission”

painting: reflection

Oil on canvas, 12″x12″ Another painting from a reference photo by Gary Odell. I pulled several of his images one weekend, and was so excited by them that I sat and painted them over the next couple weeks. The lighting, the poses…each had something special I wanted to interpret through paint. In this one, itContinue reading “painting: reflection”

Softly, Softly, by the River’s Edge

There’s a lot of “wow” factor to this one in person. I will be sorry when it sells. The reference photo I worked from was taken by Gary Odell, of wild horses in–I think–Arizona. I imagine the horses’ lives are constantly on edge, with dangers from inside and outside the herd. Trust is pretty rare.Continue reading “Softly, Softly, by the River’s Edge”