Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Untitled, Bay Mare

WORK IN PROCESS, "Untitled," acrylic on Raymar panel, 11" x 14", available for purchase. Inquiries and title suggestions may come to me.
I started this painting yesterday and continued to work on it all day today. It's quite a bit larger then the paintings I normally try to complete in one day and the composition is also more complex. However I found myself reveling in the challenge it presented. It is so key for artists to push the envelope - how else are we to learn new things?
The mare is close to being finished, however the rider needs additional attention. I'll gray down the jacket and add additional details to the tack and shift a few values one way or the other. It shouldn't take me too long, but it most definately will take me longer than I have this evening.
Tomorrow I will be stepping into new territory as well. Another artist friend, Linda Shantz, and I will be having our own Kentucky Derby pARTy. What's a pARTy you ask? A pARTy is where multiple artists create work using the same reference materials. Tomorrow Linda (an equine artist who paints daily several months a year) and I will each be painting from the same photo.
We are debating having our own Triple Crown pARTy this year, painting simultaneously for each of the spring classics. I'll keep you posted as to how you may follow along with the artwork.
But that's it for tonite. I'm off to knit a little and then read a bit before tucking in early. I'm whipped, and will need all sorts of energy for tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing my artwork and daily journey.
See you soon,

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