Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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Alli with Charm. Billy is behind me, wondering why he is in horse jail.
For not the first time, but maybe the last time, I have started a "home business". The difference with this one is that it is one I really enjoy. I've drawn and painted horses since I was (at least) five years old--that's the earliest one that my mother saved.
By the time I entered my teens, Mother had grown a bit tired of the subject and urged me to do something else with my artwork besides horses. I followed her advice and never looked back until ten years ago when it occurred to me that people might actually pay for horse portraits. I have had many exhibits of my landscapes, and sold a good number of them--but not enough to provide any kind of steady income.
I'm hoping that if I work hard and market this business well I will be able to delight my customers, make some money, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Visit many more horses and my rural landscapes at http://allifarkas.com, or click on my photo above.
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Makes me just kinda wanna jump into the pond with my blue shirt and blue pants…but the more important task is to get this monster framed. I do my own framing, so I think I know where I’m going with … Continue reading
I noticed just before I shot this photo that I missed part of a pad near the top left. It shall appear forthwith. Now to decide how to layer more poured paint on this, and what colors, so the leaves aren’t … Continue reading
I’m thinking the background is pretty close to done. If not, it will have to wait since any painting over it will be best done when the current paint is dry. I’m discovering that the paint is taking much longer … Continue reading
We are skipping over version 4 of Bella and Junior because the camera just didn’t capture much difference between it and version 3. However, version 5 definitely shows all the nuances of shading beginning to smooth themselves out nicely. At … Continue reading
OK, short and sweet. We have the third pass for Bella and Junior, and they’re starting to look pretty good. I think my estimate of 5 passes may be a little short though. Not that there’s any kind of a … Continue reading
Click on either image for a closer look. To be continued…
Got the first pass on Bella and Junior. Hard to tell how many more layers it will take, but if previous experience is any guide my guess is about five. Yes, indeed, they are yellow. But not for long. … Continue reading
I was of necessity in Chicago all of last week, and although I took all my art materials with me and I have a studio space there I still did not get anything near what I expected accomplished. However, I’m … Continue reading
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