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This goat was from the fair last year, even though I have got a boatload of terrific new faces from THIS year’s fair. Why let a sweet expression go to waste? I love getting my camera home and finding I’ve captured a smile at just the right moment.

boersmile10x10d

10″x10″ oil on stretched extra-deep canvas.

Available in my etsy shop. 🙂

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I haven’t been showing off what I’m working on, so I’d better start doing that before people start thinking I’ve given up painting! I really am painting, but it’s either special requests or things I’m putting aside until closer to Christmas. I really should just list them as I go, right? Yeah, I will try to find time to take the photos. This summer is super busy! And I haven’t even been to the pool. How does this happen?

marlie

Didn’t she turn out beautifully? I was trying to use the technique, “scrumble,” which works really well with acrylic paints, but I found it doesn’t work so well with oils since the paints are too thin and wet and slow drying. So it took a LOT of time for the layers to dry, and then go back and add more. Also, I started out with a whole rainbow of colors in the blanket, but the reds covered up the other colors too well. Scrumbling definitely works best with acrylics, I would try this again only on a very limited basis with oils.

But I’m happy with how she turned out.  🙂

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I was asked to paint the same painting twice, but that is beyond difficult so I changed it up a little. This was a special request, so already sold.

Which version do you like better? Why?

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These are all special request works. But just to let you know, I am still painting and still available. It’s never too soon to ask for holiday (Christmas! Birthday! Anniversary!) gift items. I always run out of time at the end of November, so please ASK EARLY.

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nubianonyellow11x14

I wanted to paint really bright and happy, and show off all the colors.

She’s in my etsy shop now.

11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas.

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I was playing with all the brights. I usually leave out green, and this time there’s just a touch. I usually stay away from moments where a horse is pulling a face, but in this case I thought it was a good match for all the colors. Playful and silly.

hoesesbright18x24

18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas.

Available in my etsy shop.

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I’ve been trying to paint horse friends, with one more to show off tomorrow. People tell me what I should paint, and sometimes I listen. Friendly horses hanging out, yes, that’s a visual concept I can get behind. I’m told I should paint fewer horse butts, but I think I’ll ignore that advice for a while longer.

profiles11x14

11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas.

Available here.

leanin12x12

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas.

Available here.

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