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Monday, March 31, 2008

Painting Sketch

My latest painting sketch for my Daily Ridng Essential Collection. This is a quick acrylic sketch of my favorite leather backed German body brush. The horse LOVE this brush. M graham acrylics on canvas panel. Measures 6 x 9.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gypsy Vanner Update

I am calling this one done! I need do a little more detail work around the eye and then I will varnish. I am including some close-up photos so you can see the brushwork on the legs.
This is measures 24 X 24, acrylic on triple primed hardboard.You can click on the images to see enlarged views. Available for sale.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mare and Foal WIP (Work in Progress)

I have been working quite a bit in the studio lately. I found myself tending to the business side of being an artist and neglecting my painting time!

I broke out the watercolors and started laying down the initial glazes of this painting of a mare and foal. My reference picture has brilliant azaleas behind the horses and it is such a feast for the eyes in color. The paper is a bit large for my scanner so I apologize for the unintentional crop job! This measures 11 x 14 , M Graham Watercolors (my favorite) n 140 lb Arches Hot Press paper. As always comments welcome!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Gypsy Vanner ~ Almost Finished!

I am out of the ugly stage with this painting.It is taking me a bit longer than usual to get this done because I needed to get my Glory of Horses panel done. I spent a few hours on this today and now I have reached the point where I look at it for a few days and see where it needs to be tweaked. I do apologize for the awful photo! The flash has washed out the color in the mane and tail. Comments welcome!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Gypsy Vanner

I am having fun with this one. Changing things around playing with the background and sky. I hope to have this completed this evening. I do apologize for the glare!


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