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Category Archives: Aquabord
Here comes #3 out of a projected 10 large paintings inspired by clouds reflected around lily pads floating on the Mill Pond. The undercoat for this one has a bit more feeling of motion to it than the first … Continue reading
I skipped the annual Michigan Horse Council’s Stallion Expo last year when I decided to go to the Kentucky Reining Finals instead. Kentucky was a bit much of a journey so I returned to Michigan State University’s ag pavilion this … Continue reading
This is Ben, another of a long line of horses who are no longer with us. The photo reference for this painting was taken the day before he died, and his owner loved the way the camera flare looked like … Continue reading
Man, I just love these Photoshop alternative versions. Every time I do one I discover a new way to disguise something. Lucky me!
I received a commission last week from a prior client requesting two portraits of the same horse, from the same photo. It turns out that the grandmother and the granddaughter both love this horse, a Haflinger mare named Misty. And … Continue reading
If you read my previous post you are probably wondering if almost three weeks later I am able to un-cross my eyes. The answer is yes, although I must say that trying three different pairs of hard contact lenses in … Continue reading
Just when I thought I had sworn off harness…a commission! This past Saturday and Sunday Reins of Life held its second benefit dressage show of the season and unlike last year, I sat in my booth instead of on a … Continue reading
This is the little Aquabord™ commission I picked up at Richland Park a week ago. I haven’t painted an Appaloosa since 2009 when I first started this whole horse portrait adventure. The original photo showed a halter on the … Continue reading
It dawned gray and wet on a Midwest Saturday. I think this was my fourth? appearance at Reins of Life in South Bend, Indiana. I’ve lost track. But they all have one thing in common: it would not be a … Continue reading
I had to be careful not to get the pink petunias into the disguised version as that might have given it away a bit. Anyhow, the recipient of this Christmas gift was super pleased to receive it as it is … Continue reading