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News Brief

Yes, very briefly. First, Willow Tree (where I board Charm) lost another wonderful lesson horse recently. My trainer wanted to gift our barn manager with a remembrance of Dale, a Belgian draft who served not only as a lesson horse … Continue reading

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Pretty cozy in here

And the hay is…where? Hey hay, I didn’t get paid to do hay. You’ll have to wait for your lady to take care of that. Meanwhile, I’m going to clean some paint brushes. That means I think this painting is … Continue reading

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Lakota…stall under construction

House construction is taking a bit longer than planned. Hiccup involves requiring a few layers of paint to get the texture of the wood. Sometimes I can paint over a layer when it just starts to get “sticky-dry”, but there’s … Continue reading

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Lakota…looking for a stall

Right how he’s still in his blueprint of a stall, but don’t worry good buddy, we’ll have you in the real thing pretty soon. This painting makes me want to just grab and kiss that soft spotted muzzle! He reminds … Continue reading

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Lakota and a l-o-t of ink

Normally I use technical pens when I’m doing ink underdrawings. Metal nibs, refillable, lots of different nib sizes to choose from. For Lakota I had to improvise a bit because I didn’t want to use black ink. Cleaning a technical … Continue reading

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Lakota and a bunch of straight lines

Let me start by saying straight lines are not my favorite thing. So here we have a really nice-looking horse surrounded by—straight lines. My long-ago mentor used to say that you should draw everything free-hand so it looked like your … Continue reading

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Onward to part 2

I can’t remember ever showing a comparison of original photo to finished painting, so I thought it might be interesting to see some of the behind the scenes work that has to go on sometimes before a suitable portrait can … Continue reading

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