Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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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.
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Life is good
Today was “presentation day” at the Fox Valley Saddle Association horse show. My client came to pick up her painting, and simply l-o-v-e-d it. Which of course made me very, very happy too. She had told a neighbor she was … Continue reading
Out with the new, in with the old
It took a little bit of time, but I put together four versions of the double-horse portrait I will be creating for my new client, using the magic of Photoshop. I put the two horses together from their separate photos, … Continue reading
Spent another weekend tending my booth at the Fox Valley Saddle Association, this time a hunter/jumper show. I really like this place–the people who run it are nice, the competitors are nice, and so are their friends and parents. Today … Continue reading
I sold a horse portrait today to a guy who doesn’t even own a horse. He wanted a Christmas present for his horse-loving wife, and was originally considering a commission. Something like horses running free in a nice landscape. That’s … Continue reading