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Time to Schmooze

Tonight is Sue’s big night, at least her portrait’s big night. It will be auctioned off at the annual Hooved Animal Humane Society’s “Barn Bash” dinner and dance. I’ll be there with plenty of business cards and postcards to hand … Continue reading

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Excellent Day at HAHS

It was the best day at any show/expo I’ve had since I first conjured the idea of a horse portrait business. I felt much more comfortable chatting up my visitors, and they responded by telling me their stories and profusely … Continue reading

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Sue starts her next adventure

This portrait has reached that point where, if I had an assistant, that person would beat me over the head and tell me to stop. So I’m going to stop now. The next step is to deliver the painting to … Continue reading

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Monochrome Sue

Ah, what a few hours of teeny tiny pen strokes will do! I’m going to let the ink dry thoroughly, and then my plan is to finish the painting sometime by the end of the week, depending on how many … Continue reading

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Br-r-r-r

Wow, it’s been days since I was promising the ink drawing of Sue. And here’s my sniveling excuse–it’s been too cold to work in my studio! I could work elsewhere, but it’s somehow just not the same. And I could … Continue reading

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Meet Sue

This is the HAHS rescue horse whose portrait I will be doing next. The original photo is a much wider shot, showing her full body trotting through deep snow, her dark coat stunning against the white. That shot would also … Continue reading

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HAHS Portrait

I received three photographs from HAHS today, and they are all candidates for a nice portrait. They show a dark bay mare having a good time in some deep snow. Although the photos are of the entire horse, when I … Continue reading

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And now for something a little different…

I started this painting last winter (!) before I got distracted by the horse portrait project. Now that I’m in the present winter’s lull, I decided I might as well tackle this one and finish it. It’s fairly large as … Continue reading

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Delayed enthusiasm

I got a reply to one of the emails I sent out last October regarding donating horse portraits to equine rescue groups. You just never know what happens to your emails after you hit that “send” button, but apparently one … Continue reading

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Two down, one to go

I was in the middle of working up Mijo’s portrait when Jasmine and Ginger came along. I put him aside while I worked on them, and just finished him this morning. He’s a miniature pony of unknown breed, who was … Continue reading

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