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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33 cued up, with a postscript on 32
I went ahead and posted an “inaccurate color” photo of Sky Pads 32 yesterday because I was in a hurry to finally get it out there. I loved the fake gold-orange tones (created by bad lighting) floating down from the … Continue reading
It’s a long way to Martha’s Vineyard
Because it took me an exceptionally long time to complete this commission, I’m going to attempt to give you as many details as possible so you can suffer along with me. It all started quite innocently when a long-time friend … Continue reading
It’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it
I had a bit of a start on Sky Pads 25, but had to interrupt it– I had a bit of considering to do when picking the color for the pads. There was no turquoise in the background and I … Continue reading
Sky Pads 11 goes to court
Yesterday Sky Pads 11 pretty much literally “sailed” into the Old Courthouse in Woodstock, Illinois (it was a very windy day, and the 4′ x 5′ painting really felt as if it would enjoy going wind-surfing). It will be on … Continue reading
A bunch of leaves fell overnight
OK, so once again I’m thinking this one is finished. Just looking at it without comparison to the last version would lead one to think that not much had changed. So I’m putting them side by side just to prove … Continue reading
Here we go, version 2 of Carroll Cottage is ready for paint. Still waiting for leaves to turn so I can get photos for number 3. Maybe in another week or so. I already scoped out the sun track–the third … Continue reading
Miss Sassypants and the year’s final show
Charm and I went to our last show of the season yesterday. It was in the 90’s when we trailered there on Friday, but fortunately our ride time was 9:19 (yes, dressage shows are that precise) in the morning on … Continue reading
We have a house
Well, the architect got the carpenter crew moving, and we now have a house. However, it appears that the landscaper managed only to plant some tree trunks…and one tiny tree behind the flagpole. The 4 days lost to long hours … Continue reading
The mesh panels…YES!
A month or so ago I mentioned that I had won an incredible prize just by donating to a website I subscribe to. One I never expected to win, but always wished I had. I now can proudly say that … Continue reading
Double equine commission in progress
My super understanding client ordered portraits of her two Appaloosas way back in August when I was in the middle of creating a swarm of lily pad paintings. I told her I couldn’t start until late September/early October and she … Continue reading