Category Archives: horses and carts

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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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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News flash!

This just in– Acceptance letter from Art at the Classic telling me that my oil painting “American Troika” has been accepted into this year’s show! I had two paintings in last year’s show and wasn’t so sure they would want … Continue reading

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Some very affordable horses in harness

I got the latest set of note cards from the printer a couple of days ago and just finished sorting them into packets and tying a nice satin ribbon around each one. They will be part of my booth display … Continue reading

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We have some sun-dappled drafts

This one probably holds the record for the number of glazed paint layers. I lost track counting a few days ago. But there was just no other way to get the glowing effects of sunlight on their shiny coats. I … Continue reading

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A familiar scenario

As has happened with pretty much any horse/harness combination I have ever painted, I have done–in this order–the easiest part (background), the most difficult part (harness), and left the most fun part (horses) for last. I got a little behind … Continue reading

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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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Stonie watching over Valor

A couple of months ago I posted a little winter scene Aquabord™ of Roz and Stonie, which was a gift from our barn manager to Roz after she lost her beloved Stonie earlier this year. Since then Roz has adopted … Continue reading

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It’s winter already!

Here we have another little Aquabord™ commission just completed. I didn’t know how long I would have to wait to post it, since it was commissioned as a gift. The catch was, would it be a birthday gift (post sooner) … Continue reading

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