I was doing a binge of Outlander while painting this one. Calm, restful, beautiful. 18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. I painted from a photo shared by Gary Odell.
11″x14″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. This is my current favorite vase. Add a handful of bright tulips, and you have sunny summer all year long. I have painted it before, but the presentation here is a little different. Available here. I captured this moment at a rodeo several years ago, and have paintedContinue reading “paintings: tulips, and horseshoes”
I loved this moment as a celebration of friendship. Who else is going to let you rest your head when you’re tired? I painted from a reference photo shared by Sabine Go. 11″x14″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. .
I’m trying to list a painting a day through the summer, and don’t want to overload my subscribers’ (thank you!) email with too many posts. So I am stacking multiple paintings into one blog post. Would you rather see them as one a day? I know people can just delete, but one post a dayContinue reading “paintings: a horse laugh, a goldfinch, and a squirrel”
I spotted my first indigo bunting where I live, but of course did not have my camera on me. Maybe next time! 8″10″ oil on cradled wood board. SOLD, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Terry Colby. What a shy glance from a lovely palomino. I love the way the short maneContinue reading “paintings: an indigo bunting, and a palomino”
I zeroed in on the lovely shoe on this horse because it seemed unusual to me–extra flattened as though long worn. The horse was a draft breed, who appeared used to working. Horseshoes are symbols of good fortune, and I love to paint them! That little hint of tail swoosh brings it all together. IContinue reading “painting: a horseshoe, and a daisy still life”
Didn’t he turn out lovely? Such vibrant colors. The bland background helps make him “pop.” I painted from a photo shared by Roy Heron. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop, here. SOLD, thank you! I love painting roan horses because all the little speckles are so much fun, subtly changingContinue reading “painting: an oriole, and a roan horse”
Painting the bushy squirrel tail is the most fun part, the layers and streaks combining to form such a pop of a puff. Really brings it all together. 9″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop. From a reference photo shared by the generous Les Liddle. My very favorite pose. A glance back,Continue reading “paintings: a squirrel, and a palomino”
12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. I painted from a photo shared by Margaret Townsend. Available in my etsy shop, here. Summer is in full swing here, so I will be painting!
This one was really hard to photograph and capture the colors correctly. Light always wanted to be too bright here or there, or not bright enough. Turned out really pretty, though, didn’t it? My patron wanted a moody piece, with colors complementing colors she had previously bought. 24″x36″ oil on canvas.