A Portraits Journey; Part 3

A Portraits Journey; Part 3

Blank Canvas The palette is prepped and the brushes selected as I get ready to get to the meat & potatoes of this portrait of Squeaky the ex-racehorse! Few things are as inviting… or intimidating… as a blank canvas to a painter. So here it sits on my easel, pristine, white and seemingly untouched… and(…)

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 2

A Portrait’s Journey; Part 2

  Squeaky’s Sketches This is the second part in a series is a glimpse into the path of a portrait – never a dull moment as I work my way towards a finished oil painting of Squeaky the lovable ex-racer thoroughbred! Read part 1 here (I wouldn’t want anyone to be lost ).  This series(…)

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 1

A Portrait’s Journey; Part 1

Photo Session – Simply Portrait! This is the first part in a series sharing a glimpse into the course the creation of a portrait takes. I met Squeaky Cat one sunny Sunday morning (is there any other kind in Arizona?), and quickly got to know the engaging and quirky 22 year old Thoroughbred gelding… not(…)

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Summer Specials

Summer Specials

I have  a couple great summer specials going on that are really worth checking out and taking advantage of – and both are good through the end of August (more details on my Specials Page)! 500/200 Original Sale Summer seems like a great chance to clean house, or studio, so check out my 500/200 sale(…)

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Summer Art in Texas Pt. 2: El Paso

Summer Art in Texas Pt. 2: El Paso

Another handful of pieces (below) are going to Texas, this time to El Paso for the IEA (Institute Of Equine Artist’s) Signature Member Exhibit… The Horse; Spirit, Art and Soul on display from August 3 – September 28, 2014. It’s possible, even likely, that I’ll make the reception for this one! Artist Reception August 3rd(…)

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Day Trip South to Sonoita, Arizona!

Day Trip South to Sonoita, Arizona!

About one hour (and a lovely drive) south of Tucson is a small town called Sonoita, a bit cooler and surrounded by rolling hills of grasslands framed by soft pastel mountains. All in all a great escape from the hot, dry desert up north! And of course they give people plenty of reason to make(…)

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Summer Art in Texas Pt. 1: AQHA Art Show

Summer Art in Texas Pt. 1: AQHA Art Show

After indulging in some serious Quarter Horse fun this spring, I’ve come out of it with three fresh, new pieces highlighting the American Quarter Horse, and all three will be in Amarillo this summer at this show… “America’s Horse in Art” Show & Sale August 16- November 8, 2014 At the American Quarter Horse Hall of(…)

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Smelling the Roses in May!

Smelling the Roses in May!

Sigh… last year at this time I was in Louisville. It was a magical, if soggy, trip and I wish I could be there again, but alas it was not to be this year (maybe next year). I will however, for the first time, attend the racing in Sonoita, Arizona, where they have a big(…)

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A Smooth Start For This Equine Artist!

A Smooth Start For This Equine Artist!

…And I’m off! …to a good start in 2014, that is!  Oodles of new original oil paintings, equine art and otherwise… have, are and will be spending quality time on my easel.  Sporting art featuring horse racing pieces, many from trips to Del Mar and Churchill Downs, as well as some western work (Quarter Horses,(…)

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Falling Into Autumn…

Falling Into Autumn…

I hope this finds everybody ready to transition to Autumn after enjoying a splendid summer (in spite of the strange weather all over)!  I’m just settling into a quiet stretch of lots of time to spend in the studio, with occasional breaks to get outside and appreciate the desert’s shift to near perfect weather. I(…)

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