Category Archives: draft horses

More harness!! Help me, Lord!!

I had planned on doing a full size (16″x20″) painting of the Mackinac carriage horses which were featured in my small Aquabord™ watercolor back in December. But the thought of more harness, large-scale at that, pushed the procrastination button. I … Continue reading

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Back to Mackinac

Here’s another little Aquabord™ watercolor I started Saturday while making my third appearance at the annual West Michigan Winter Horse Fest. Harness overload prevented me from finishing it on the spot, so today I picked up where I left off … Continue reading

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We’re in!

These two paintings were accepted into the “Art at the Classic” show as part of the 27th Annual Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley, California. It will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and I can’t imagine a more … Continue reading

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We do have Attitude!

Thought you might like to see what I started out with. I think I got most of it. The horses were standing in bright sunshine in front of an open doorway to the exhibit area. I liked the light/dark contrast … Continue reading

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Getting a glow on

I am so pleased with how this painting is coming along. I wanted a warm glow of course, but I never know ahead of time if that’s something I’m actually going to achieve. For anyone interested in technique, I increasingly … Continue reading

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Remember Attitude?

Of course you don’t! My first post showing the pencil drawing seems like it happened in the last century. But the good news is that the easiest part (the background) and the hardest part (the harness) are done. And I … Continue reading

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Attitude

I thought the last pair of draft horses in harness that I painted were incredibly complicated (see them here) and felt like it took an eternity to paint them. The new pair, part of a four-horse hitch at the Michigan … Continue reading

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