Tag Archives: Oil Painting


Bringing a slain painting back from death’s door. I think most people would agree, moving is hell. It’s something I dread, but Moving happens. To be fair, things actually went fine overall with our move a year and a half ago, at least until I discovered one of my paintings did not come out of it […]


Silver City Art Show & Workshop

It was 3:30 am in mid September – not quite fall enough for it to be cool, but at least it wasn’t hot – when my husband and I started on our trek east and up into the mountains towards beautiful Silver City, New Mexico. I was on tap to judge an art show and teach a workshop… my […]


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 […]

14" x 18" oil on canvas

6 Things I Fear Painting The Most

Happy New Year!  I’ve been doing some spring cleaning, and redecorated the place, enjoy! My first post of 2016 may seem a bit dismal, but if looked at through the rose colored glasses I like to sport, it is really a call to action to forge on and overcome that which can hold us all back! […]


New Studio Oasis

It’s been just over a month since moving to my new home and studio, and I can now say with confidence that this is a true creative oasis. Surrounded by open desert and only a few miles from Saguaro National Park East, it’s filled with a refreshing and innate tranquility. The interior is ingrained with a notably positive […]

Extreme Makeover; Painting Edition

Pulling a failing painting of a horse from the brink of imminent demise. Occasionally I hit a block while working on a piece, and in few of those cases I finally have to step back and put it away. With there’s other pieces to be worked on, the poor, lost-it’s-way canvas goes into the “unfinished” […]


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 […]


The Whole Picture: Christina’s Transformation

This is the first in a series sharing some of the more interesting stories behind a few of my painting’s, the tantalizing tales of how certain horses end up immortalized in paint on my easel! I was recently looking through some prints and found one of a favorite piece… which led me to fondly reminiscing. […]

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A Portrait’s Journey; Part 3


A Portrait’s Journey; Part 2