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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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Getting a glow on

I am so pleased with how this painting is coming along. I wanted a warm glow of course, but I never know ahead of time if that’s something I’m actually going to achieve. For anyone interested in technique, I increasingly … Continue reading

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Remember Attitude?

Of course you don’t! My first post showing the pencil drawing seems like it happened in the last century. But the good news is that the easiest part (the background) and the hardest part (the harness) are done. And I … Continue reading

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Final Curtain

  The only “iffy” aspect of this painting was having to remove his owner’s arm, which was holding the bridle. Which meant I had to make up part of his shoulder. I think it came out just fine, but it … Continue reading

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Intermission

Taking a little time out from the Belgian pair to work on this little Aquabord™ commission. This photo was taken in a similar setting as the one of Spur which I did last December. The photographer is also the same, … Continue reading

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Coming soon…

Have been hard at work on part 2 of the “Michigan Orange” series. Looks like I’m about 3/4 of the way to finished. Stand by…coming to an electronic device near you soon. In the meantime, will have work in the … Continue reading

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The Sun has Rizen

The painting is finished, but you may be somewhat puzzled by the title of the post and the caption under the photo. Sometimes I get carried away being a bit punny, but I will explain because I know nobody has … Continue reading

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