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A Saturday date with Charm

This past Saturday I took temporary leave of my senses and rode Charm in the first of Karin Bielefeld’s two annual spring dressage clinics at Willow Tree. These events are valuable because they give you practice riding with an audience … 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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