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, it was the light through the mane and tail. I also like the reflected colors playing over the back and stomach. And water? Yes, it’s more difficult than it appears.

Available in my etsy shop. Thanks for looking. Sold, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Softly, Softly, by the River’s Edge

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.

24″ x 36″ x 7/8″ oil on stretched canvas, Original artwork Available in my etsy shop.

Paper or canvas prints available at Fine Art America.

painting: horse friends (11/16/19)

We’re rounding down to the end of the year, and I’m working on Christmas requests. I hate that I can’t share the finished images with you, but you never know that the recipient of the gift might not stumble across the image and have the surprise ruined. So you won’t get to see them until my end-of-the-year compilation of the whole year’s works. But rest assured, I’ve painted some very nice doggies. ๐Ÿ™‚


These friendly horses are available in my Etsy shop now. I usually do not paint with the color red, but am trying to incorporate it here and there. I find it difficult to match the values against other colors. In the above painting, I like the little bit of blue shadow created by the ear of the red horse cast over the white muzzle of his friend.

18″x18″, oil on stretched canvas. Thanks for looking.