Tag Archives: Aquabord™

Reins of Life rolls around again, and so does rain

It dawned gray and wet on a Midwest Saturday. I think this was my fourth? appearance at Reins of Life in South Bend, Indiana. I’ve lost track. But they all have one thing in common: it would not be a … Continue reading

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A tiny detour for a moment of refreshment

I took a bit of time off from the usual subject matter of my painting. I think this is a good idea, because it’s really easy, for me anyway, to become quite stale and stuck in a particular way of … Continue reading

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Secret wait is over–yes, it was a Christmas present

I had to be careful not to get the pink petunias into the disguised version as that might have given it away a bit. Anyhow, the recipient of this Christmas gift was super pleased to receive it as it is … Continue reading

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The secret commission puzzle–anybody see a dog in there?

Really, this came from the finished painting. Everybody should have so much fun twisting their paintings around into interesting abstracts! I still don’t know if this (the unscrambled version, of course) will be a Christmas present or not, so will … Continue reading

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No more a secret

Windstorm died a couple of months ago, and this painting was commissioned as a commemorative gift for her owner. Several friends chipped in to make the painting possible. This was a new experiment for me, oil painting on Claybord™, as … Continue reading

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Wild horses, continued…

Five more small Aquabord™ paintings of California mustangs I was lucky to be able to photograph in the wild this past June. The first two are here. Got these done over a four-day draft horse show at Michigan State University. … Continue reading

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Here’s Bennie

A bit of a rush job on this one, but the quality didn’t suffer for it. All I can say is, after all the horses I’ve done I never realized how complicated a dog’s open mouth could be! Undaunted, I … Continue reading

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Second (not so little) doggie on the way

Remember Critter? He’s getting a companion–a gift commission from the gal who owns Critter. Here’s the drawing: This is Bennie, who will most likely look a lot better in full color. There’s some camera distortion in the original photo which … Continue reading

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A special thank-you portrait

Yesterday was the third and final performance of the Rockin’ Riders dressage quadrille (see previous post for info on the quadrille) and the other three of us had decided that our quadrille leader, Kim, deserved some really cool recognition for … Continue reading

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2 weeks, 2 shows, 5 paintings, 1 thunderstorm

The last two weekends were horse show weekends for me, two days at Reins of Life in South Bend, IN and three days at the Fox River Valley Pony Club horse trials in Barrington Hills, IL. First off, the most … Continue reading

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