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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Tag Archives: dogs
Saga of a dog portrait
Back in early December one of my barn friends had to put down her now aged, beloved dog, Izzy. She was absolutely crushed, and our barn manager asked me to do a portrait as a surprise for her to give … Continue reading
Posted in Aquabord, art, dog portrait, watercolor Tagged Aquabord™, art, dog portrait, dogs, watercolor 11 Comments
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
Posted in Aquabord, art, dog portrait, drawing Tagged Aquabord™, art, artist challenges, dog portrait, dogs 1 Comment