Category Archives: Aquabord

Saga of a dog portrait

Back in early December one of my barn friends had to put down her now aged, beloved dog, Izzy. She was absolutely crushed, and our barn manager asked me to do a portrait as a surprise for her to give … Continue reading

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Late but accounted for

This is Shadow, who is the beloved horse of my client’s sister. She loves to ride along this river path, so my task was to put together three photos to make him just happen to be there all by himself … Continue reading

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First EmyLou, now just Lou

A couple of posts back I showed you EmyLou. I can now reveal–since the gift”er” can’t seem to wait until Christmas to hand over presents to her gift”ees”–the first painting in my previous post A Pair of Puzzles.  This painting … Continue reading

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A pair of puzzles

Some of you who aren’t also following 1,000 other artists’ blogs may remember that right before I posted the early release of EmyLou I mentioned that I had three commissions that I couldn’t post anything about. I still can’t show … Continue reading

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Early surprise

My last post I mentioned that I had three commissions I couldn’t show you. One of the surprise recipients got her painting early, so I’m happy to show you Emylou. I like this one so much I really didn’t want … Continue reading

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Tangled up in time

I started this painting of an eventer probably a year ago. So long ago I can’t remember. Finally finished it up sitting in my booth at the latest Reins of Life benefit show at the end of September. I was … Continue reading

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News Brief

Yes, very briefly. First, Willow Tree (where I board Charm) lost another wonderful lesson horse recently. My trainer wanted to gift our barn manager with a remembrance of Dale, a Belgian draft who served not only as a lesson horse … Continue reading

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A little painting and a little news

I like to keep my Aquabord™ titles to only one word–don’t ask why, just some arbitrary decision I made years ago–which is how this one came to be titled “Joy”. I finished it over a month ago but it was … Continue reading

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A little sunlight in winter

I got the word that it would be extremely unlikely that the “hidden for now” painting would be seen on my blog before it was delivered to its intended recipient. The plan is to present this to the owner of … Continue reading

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Hidden for now

I’m starting a new Aquabord™ commission as a surprise Christmas present. Will have to check with the client to gauge possibility of early discovery if I post it. It’s an unusual one for me, as my Aquabords have all been … Continue reading

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