Category Archives: horse portrait

Unveiled! (or unpuzzled…)

Suzanne received her husband’s gift portrait of herself and her horse Gio (aka Giovanni Francis Patrick), and wrote to me “I received my painting and I love it! It captured a special moment!” I think the dramatic lighting made it … Continue reading

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An update, then some entertainment

If you take a look a my previous post it will be easy to associate the swirled colors of the “secret” with this painting. The recipient was very happy with it, which, as always, is my one and only goal … Continue reading

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Sun dance vs rain dance

If you were to look back over several years of my posts about the Reins of Life benefit dressage shows, you would notice a consistent theme having to do with rain on show days. This year threatened to be the … Continue reading

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Last week at Richland Park

I missed last year’s CCI*** (that’s the second-highest level of world class 3-day eventing) but the impressive entrance to Richland Park’s seemingly endless grounds looks about the same as this pic on my last vendor visit in 2015. Just substitute … 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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Pretty cozy in here

And the hay is…where? Hey hay, I didn’t get paid to do hay. You’ll have to wait for your lady to take care of that. Meanwhile, I’m going to clean some paint brushes. That means I think this painting is … Continue reading

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Lakota…stall under construction

House construction is taking a bit longer than planned. Hiccup involves requiring a few layers of paint to get the texture of the wood. Sometimes I can paint over a layer when it just starts to get “sticky-dry”, but there’s … Continue reading

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