Tag Archives: rewards

A mixed bag

I’m always gobsmacked when someone is totally taken by one of my paintings, and it just happened with this watercolor. I made a retirement gift of this painting to a woman who not only admired it, but was responsible for … Continue reading

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I won something… and it wasn’t a raffle

Yesterday was an annual event in Elkhart, Indiana called the Taste of the Gardens. The gardens in question are the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Lots of good food, lots of live music, and 60 artist/craft vendors including yours truly. I signed … Continue reading

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SOLD!! Woo-hoo!!

This is the painting that was accepted into the Box Factory for the Arts annual Michiana Area Art Contest. It didn’t win any “awards”, but this one sold! That’s the biggest validation I could expect from a competition/show. I’m happy … Continue reading

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A surprise win, sort of

A while back I entered three photos in a contest called “Equine Ideal:2015 Spring Photography Contest”. There were nine categories for entries, in both professional and amateur divisions. I entered three pieces in the amateurs, one in head study, one … Continue reading

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Orange strikes again

The third entry in the “Michigan Orange” series, making its appearance. It took way longer than it should have to do this painting, even considering its rather large size. That’s what happens when you think you have a simple plan … Continue reading

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My first dressage show–as a competitor, not a vendor!

About 4 or 5 years ago I was thinking about showing Billy, then I lost my trainer (barn politics at work here). Started up with another trainer, and then Billy fell apart. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, … Continue reading

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Why I do this!

I spent last Thursday through Sunday at the Michigan State Spartan Stampede Rodeo, tending my booth. I was there last year, and as a result of that appearance one of the Rodeo Club members commissioned this portrait of Fred, who … Continue reading

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