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A play by play of the creation of an original oil painting!


A Portrait’s Journey; Painting the Pharoah

I’ve been chomping at the bit (see what I did there?) to get around to painting American Pharoah, Triple Crown and Breeder’s Cup Classic winner, and the 2015 Horse of the Year. Now with the holidays long behind, and my schedule finally clearing, it was time. Pondering on it for a few months, I had long ago decided […]


A Portrait’s Journey; Part 4

Finishing a Painting Last but not least… the final post has arrived in this series documenting the creation of a one of a kind portrait of a one of a kind Thoroughbred named Squeaky! But first a quick recap (with links)… Photo Session – Basically a chance for Squeaky to beg for treats by making some […]


A Portrait’s Journey; Part 3


A Portrait’s Journey; Part 2


Squeaky Cat gets a treat.

A Portrait’s Journey; Part 1

Photo Session! 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 just directly from […]