Just completed my first Aquabord™ commissioned horse portrait. But I can’t post a pic of it just yet because it’s a surprise gift for someone and there are too many people who see my posts who know the recipient but don’t know she’s about to be gifted! I will say that it turned out super and that I’m finally getting enough control over this medium to feel like I can successfully pull this off. This portrait is tiny (5″ x 7″), just like all my previous Aquabord™ attempts, but it’s also the first head shot I’ve done as opposed to a pasture scene. So I had to handle the paint a little differently but it came much more easily than I thought it would. Hope to get the photo up soon…in the meantime, if you squint at this version, you can just sort of see a horse!
Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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For not the first time, but maybe the last time, I have started a "home business". The difference with this one is that it is one I really enjoy. I've drawn and painted horses since I was (at least) five years old--that's the earliest one that my mother saved.
By the time I entered my teens, Mother had grown a bit tired of the subject and urged me to do something else with my artwork besides horses. I followed her advice and never looked back until ten years ago when it occurred to me that people might actually pay for horse portraits. I have had many exhibits of my landscapes, and sold a good number of them--but not enough to provide any kind of steady income.
I'm hoping that if I work hard and market this business well I will be able to delight my customers, make some money, and have a lot of fun doing it.
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Too funny – you mean you haven’t morphed to modern art with this as your final solution? Could make for an interesting future treatment. I imagine the Aquabord could handle it :-).
Nanette, you know that thought actually did cross my mind… 🙂