Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Path to Ryarsh

The Path to Ryarsh
12 x 9, oil on panel

I am learning more about color and loving it. Still lots more to learn but I am having fun with it.
This picture of my painting has a new watermark on it. I came across where you can dp all sorts of photo editing. So, if I remember, I will be adding this to all of my posts from now on.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Landscape

Lone Tree
9 x 12, oil on panel

I was taking a one hour walk that turned into two because I get turned around. Along the way I saw this tree. It's shape stood out against the starkly simple landscape. I actually enjoyed painting this landscape - and I have to say that the 'landscape' does not usually pull me to paint it. In fact, I have started another one that I am enjoying as well. They just don't take the kind of extreme concentration that the figures and animals do. If I get the file resizing down right I will be entering  it into an online art competition on composition.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


8 x 10, oil on linen panel

I love this painting. I loved taking the photos for it. It was on a farm with about 50 horses all around. The owner here, Suzanne, is a neighbor of mine and she runs the boarding business at her parent's farm, a 10 minute's walk from where I live. I am so fortunate to be where I am. If I could do my life over again it sure would have horse owning in it. 

To date, I have done 5 paintings of Millie. She is so stunning. On this photo shoot day I was so moved by her and about being surrounded by so many other horses that tears dribbled out of my eyes - several times. When I die and go wherever it is that one goes, there will be lots and lots of animals there and I will be able to kiss and cuddle them all for eternity..