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: gallery show
Side trip to Illinois
My last art-related visit to Illinois was in late last September for the Port Clinton Art Festival. This time I am shepherding only one painting to Illinois, which will be on display in an exhibit titled “Windows and Doors” at … Continue reading
Art at Fernwood Botanical Garden
As I recently mentioned, my two paintings from the Sky Pads Series made it into the 6th Annual Landscape exhibit at Fernwood. As predicted, I didn’t win any awards. However, I picked out my personal winner choices before the awards … Continue reading
A week late, but so what?
Last Friday was the opening reception at the Midwest Museum of American Art for the 44th Elkhart Juried Regional exhibit. This is the one that accepted my Sky Pads painting, number 34. Here’s the wall card with the entry stats: … Continue reading
Breaking the museum barrier
THIS JUST IN! Sky Pads 34 has been accepted into the Midwest Museum of American Art 44th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition. I previously had applied 4 times, was accepted twice and rejected twice. My goal was to break the tie … Continue reading
Busy busy busy…
Once again I had to set aside my painting for a bit in order to get a few other things accomplished. Actually it was more like one big all-consuming project with a deadline. Cass Area Artists, of which I am … Continue reading
Sky Pads 36–let’s dream a bit
It won’t stay this way long. The colors didn’t photograph well, and I have too much else to do right at this moment to futz with it. Let’s just say that it won’t always look this yellow. The large yellow … Continue reading
Best gallery show ever
Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan is a lovely building set on equally lovely grounds. I can’t find even the tiniest nit to pick with its presentation titled “Resiliency” and the reception they held for it on this past … Continue reading
Seven days ignoring all WordPress posts. That will put you way behind when you finally get enough of a breather to try to catch up on your reading. And I can’t even remember what all I’ve done since my last … Continue reading
Jumping ahead (no, not the horsey kind)
The title of this post just came to me out of nowhere, but I had to laugh because it reminded me of what my biggest fault was when I used to jump horses–it was called “jumping ahead” and it meant … Continue reading
A few hours later–#23
It’s amazing how quickly I can arrive at a destination once I have a semblance of an idea of where I’m going! To see two previous versions of this painting click on the ← above the title of this post. … Continue reading