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: painting on wood
The “giftee” returned from abroad this month and received the stall plaque for her horse, Ekko–so now I can reveal what the horse looks like. This stall plate is different from previous ones in that it is a head portrait … Continue reading
Working behind the scenes
If one were to judge by my complete absence from the blog scene during the month of January, one might assume that I had been in hibernation. As much as I may have wanted that to be true, it wasn’t. … Continue reading
The Bay Journey
Thought I would put the first three stages up for viewing so you can get a quick sense of how things progressed if you missed the last three posts, before I showcase the final version. At least I think it’s … Continue reading
Bye bye buckskin, hello bay
OK, short and sweet post because…well…it’s late and I’m tired. It’s a relief to see the real colors starting to appear. I’d say another couple of layers and it will be done. Except for waiting for the paint to … Continue reading
Sydney is a buckskin for now, but she’s really a bay. As any of my long-time readers will know, all my bays in oil paint start out in the yellow spectrum before becoming that glorious deep mix of reddish brown/black. … Continue reading
The wood is growing on me
I’m thinking the background is pretty close to done. If not, it will have to wait since any painting over it will be best done when the current paint is dry. I’m discovering that the paint is taking much longer … Continue reading
Painting on wood–a new experience
A few weeks ago we presented my friend Kim, who created our quadrille, with a thank-you painting of her mare, Sydney. She mentioned to me that she would like to have a larger portrait some day, preferably as a wood … Continue reading