Here are the two Aquabord™ pieces I managed to complete at the Stallion Expo. I really like doing these at shows because I can stop a watercolor at just about any point to talk to whoever comes along with a question. Oils are a different story. Speaking of which, I’ve got a large canvas stretched and with drawing complete, waiting for me to get going on it today. It’s going to be a huge version of one of the Orange Float Aquabord™ paintings. Can’t wait to see what happens–just hoping it will be really good. No matter how it goes, I’ll post some photos when I’ve made some progress. There’s a juried show coming up with submission deadline mid-April that I think would be perfect for this painting, if only I can get it done in time and, of course, it looks absolutely smashing!
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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we often ‘chomp at the bit’ when preparing for a larger painting! i hope that your larger version goes well!
I hope so too! I’d hate to have to post photos of a dud! Although if that happened, I would be honest and do it.
yes; you’re right, and everyone learns from the mistakes, and they will/would respect you even more that you say, ‘hey! this is who i am!’ (you won’t have a dud!)
What a great painting of the “waders”..and, good luck on your larger one.
Thanks Mary–glad you like it!