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Detour= Delay

I was of necessity in Chicago all of last week, and although I took all my art materials with me and I have a studio space there I still did not get anything near what I expected accomplished. However, I’m … Continue reading

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Schmoozing over the fence

  After mulling over the photos in my previous post and rejecting various combinations I finally decided to put our two friends in a familiar horsey context, communing over a paddock fence. Fortunately the fence was already in Bella’s photo, … Continue reading

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A familiar scenario

As has happened with pretty much any horse/harness combination I have ever painted, I have done–in this order–the easiest part (background), the most difficult part (harness), and left the most fun part (horses) for last. I got a little behind … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? It’s getting kind of foggy…

I think we’re there, but not quite sure. This last version is still too fresh. Will have to let it sit a couple of days then see how I feel about it. Valor has deeper color now and Stonie has … Continue reading

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Stonie starts to hide in the mist

Quick review–This is a fantasy painting in which Stonie, who died last spring, is now looking out for Roz’s new horse Valor. In order to make this happen, Roz and I decided that Stonie should be sort of a ghostlike … Continue reading

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Valor and Stonie–or, developing a relationship

Initially for this pass I worked mostly on the background. As I went along it became apparent that I had better figure out what Valor was going to look like so that I could tone Stonie down accordingly. Did I … Continue reading

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Valor goes to the gym

Had to do a little body sculpting on Valor! Roz decided his neck was too skinny–not “Saddlebred-y” enough–and I agreed with her. In his original photo I picked a moment in his canter stride when he was on the third … Continue reading

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