Category Archives: drawing

Lakota and a bunch of straight lines

Let me start by saying straight lines are not my favorite thing. So here we have a really nice-looking horse surrounded by—straight lines. My long-ago mentor used to say that you should draw everything free-hand so it looked like your … Continue reading

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“Glory”-ous black & white

It may look “scratchy” now, but when the paint is over it the ink will give a nice texture to the coat. I guess the choice is either thousands of ink strokes or thousands of tiny brush strokes to get … Continue reading

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Double equine commission in progress

My super understanding client ordered portraits of her two Appaloosas way back in August when I was in the middle of creating a swarm of lily pad paintings. I told her I couldn’t start until late September/early October and she … Continue reading

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Eye see you…

Here’s the horse’s eye I mentioned in my last post. It’s going well now after a somewhat dubious start–the photo my client sent me from Facebook wouldn’t open in Photoshop. Photoshop sent me some silly message to the effect that … Continue reading

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Phil’s Ponies

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

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A little Appy happiness

  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

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Painting on wood–a new experience

A few weeks ago we presented my friend Kim, who created our quadrille, with a thank-you painting of her mare, Sydney. She mentioned to me that she would like to have a larger portrait some day, preferably as a wood … Continue reading

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