Category Archives: Reins of Life

Tangled up in time

I started this painting of an eventer probably a year ago. So long ago I can’t remember. Finally finished it up sitting in my booth at the latest Reins of Life benefit show at the end of September. I was … 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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New! Improved! 2016 Quadrille!

First, a few words about our innovative new product! The Rockin’ Riders quadrille is now in its third year. It was time to up our game a little, so our team leader (who is responsible for mainly our entire existence … Continue reading

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He-e-e-r-r-r-e-e-e’s….Jenny!

Thankfully I was able to get my rear in gear and finish this one. I must remind myself not to use this particular type of canvas again, though. I usually use gallery-wrap ready-made canvases from that ubiquitous art supply store, … Continue reading

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So, just how slow can I go?

Yes, it’s painfully true. I have been a sluggard (is that a word?) the past couple of weeks. However, there has been progress. The background is done, just need to put the rest of the foreground in now that I’ve … Continue reading

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Perhaps is an interesting word

This painting does and will encompass various encounters with the word “perhaps”. Perhaps I would never have thought to do it if a very enthusiastic but elusive prospective client had not told me about her husband’s passion for Gypsy Vanner … Continue reading

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Crossing my eyes again

Just when I thought I had sworn off harness…a commission! This past Saturday and Sunday Reins of Life held its second benefit dressage show of the season and unlike last year, I sat in my booth instead of on a … Continue reading

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