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: Poured paint
Busy busy busy…
Once again I had to set aside my painting for a bit in order to get a few other things accomplished. Actually it was more like one big all-consuming project with a deadline. Cass Area Artists, of which I am … Continue reading
That’s not really green
Here we have the third pass for Sky Pads 36. It looks like there’s quite a bit of green in the picture now. The truth is, it’s a kind of soft navy blue (if there even is such a thing) … Continue reading
Yellow be gone…some of it anyway
I managed to get truer colors in this photo, which shows the second pass of transparent paint over the poured paint background. Now I will direct my efforts toward working more of the background colors into the lily pads. And … Continue reading
The plea is working…and so is Sky Pads 35
My last post’s plea for donations to the 501(c)3 organization that I helped found and of which I am treasurer has been heard and acted upon. Not necessarily by a coterie of readers of my blog, but enough to get … Continue reading
Waiting for paint to dry
Below are the final version of Sky Pads 34 and the one immediately preceding it. I actually finished it several days ago, but the last tweak I made to it was a pour of very wet but very transparent paint. … Continue reading
A slightly different approach
This one has been sitting around with its background done for quite a while, amid various vague promises from me that I would be doing something with it soon. So yeah, it’s got the early stages of subject matter started. … Continue reading
New record for longest time to complete a painting
Sky Pads 32! It only took a little over half a year to finish 😯. Can’t blame my commission for Menemsha Harbor for that—it was only about a 2-month interruption. Pandemic delay??!! Covid fatigue??!! Paint shortage??!! Take your pick—I’ll go … Continue reading
A good line…or two
The previous owner of the barn where I board my horse stopped in yesterday to say hi. ME: You look GOOD! HIM: (after a sly pause) I’ll pay you later. ME: (with a sly smile) I don’t come cheap. HIM: … Continue reading
Back to work–Sky Pads 27
I’ve known for some time now what shape Sky Pads 27 was going to take. Mother Nature got in the way, so in spite of having stretched a canvas and chosen a source photo and a plan for the first … Continue reading
This is the first time I’ve been able to create a paint pour background that runs in two different directions. I have something special in mind for the lily pads which will accompany it but will wait for viewers telling … Continue reading