Tag Archives: Reins of LIfe

Playing catch-up

Several things are in the works but somehow I have become major sidetracked from reporting on them. So, here goes… This painting which I completed a few months ago will now appear on a promotional poster for Reins of Life … Continue reading

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But wait, there’s more!

I already posted about the latest Reins of Life show, but didn’t get quite finished with the last of two paintings I did while I was there in time to include them in that post. Finally got the jumper’s background … Continue reading

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Third year at Reins of Life

This year’s weekend fall benefit dressage show was held at the Reins of Life facility in Michigan City, Indiana. I have posted about my previous appearances at their facility in South Bend, Indiana but had never been to Michigan City. … Continue reading

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For the first time ever I experimented with painting while tending my booth. I have always done the ink drawings but thought painting would be too messy and space-consuming. I discovered, however, that I can take my tiny (about the … Continue reading

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Repeat performance at Reins of Life

This is the second year I’ve had my portrait booth at Reins of Life, a therapeutic riding facility with two locations in Indiana. This dressage show is an annual benefit affair, and something I can totally support especially since I … Continue reading

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Next up, Billy and his harem

Our two friends Gunny and Rosie are finally complete. I don’t know what their actual accommodations are (especially in winter!) but they both look quite happy here in an autumn-setting pasture. Will see if I can get the painting delivered … Continue reading

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So what’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing really, aside from the fact that it isn’t finished yet. One part that’s not finished demonstrates one of those niggling little things that make an artist wish for assistants to carry out work that … Continue reading

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Just a teaser…

I have another portrait on the back burner, one which I’m doing as a donation for a future fundraising event at Reins of Life in South Bend, Indiana. Since this event is off in the future a bit, I’ll be … Continue reading

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