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Both of these paintings were painted from reference photos taken by people other than me. If an image is good and a person is kind enough to share, I don’t mind that the same image might be painted by 100 other artists. We all have a different take on it, so I’m okay with that.

The first is from a photo by Mel Clarke. Some years I’ve been lucky enough to snap photos of foals, but some years I miss the right days.

12″X12″ oil on stretched canvas, in my etsy shop here.

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This next one is from a shot by Gary O’Dell, who photographs wild horses in Arizona.

18″x18″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.

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And while I am here, I have been meaning to ask for people to share photos of your own pets for me to paint. I have lots of horse photos now but not so many dogs. I would give you first opportunity to buy the finished painting, but if you do not want to, I will sell it on etsy to someone who shares your love of pets. Leave a comment, and I’ll see if I can get my email address to you so you can share photos with me.

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We’re hitting our 100+ degree days now. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 105 or 107. I’m glad it took until mid-July to occur, because I really don’t like the hot days. I have similar sentiments about mid-winter. I’m sure you can relate.

Still, we’re only 3 weeks away from the county fair, hooray! I just know there will be lots of fun new faces there. I better remember to stock up on camera batteries. 😉

Above are four sold paintings. Can you tell I was on a color theme? I really like the warm ochre. And also, they are all painted with a brush, breaking from my recent knife-painting phase. I have actually ordered more brushes, so expect to see more coming soon!

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This was one that I started out thinking, “Is this color right? Does this go with that? Am I screwing it up right from the get-go?”

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But then I liked it at the end.

18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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I’ve been painting the last couple weeks, so I have several new ones available this week. Yes, doling them out one a day to help etsy’s algorithm keep me at the top of the searches.

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16″x20″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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Happy Flag Day! Did you get yours hung out yet? I had to run to the store yesterday and buy a new one, because ours was starting to look shabby. Then I put the old one aside, because I know it’s supposed to be disposed of properly, and there probably aren’t boy scouts doing that more than once a year. And looking at the old flag, it’s made out of cotton and could be made into something else–right? I don’t know if that’s desecrating the flag, or celebrating it in a new way…will have to research. I love shabby chic patriotica, and will have to keep my eye open for an idea.

In the meantime, a new sorrel horse painting!

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

 

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I hope your Saturday is going as beautifully as it is here. Sunny skies, a bit windy, but not too cold and not too hot. The perfect sort of day.

8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. I love painting bay horses, because so many colors can go into their russet and not look amiss. Available in my etsy shop.

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I dithered whether to give him an open eye, or leave it shut. Either way creates a subtly different mood. In the end I just left it closed, creating a happier expression.

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

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