Saddlebred Dance, day 5

   Day 5! This composition is quite unique too! It was interesting trying to get the paint to run in the direction I wanted it to. Guess I’m not completely ready to let it do what it will. It is always a struggle to stop as well. When is enough just enough? I hope I…

Purple Blazes

   Day 4! “Purple blazes” is our forth piece for our 30 day challenge. I really love how the colors blended on this one. On the previous pieces I used just one color or blend of colors (like teal from blue and green) but this time I used both a magenta and a blue separately.…

Vertical trot, day 3

   Day 3! Okay I really like this composition! It’s just so…outside anything I normally do. I have to say the messy paint process before the oils has to be my favorite part. Some of these paintings I enjoy at that stage so much I feel like stopping there! Maybe we’ll have to go and…

Saddleseat in Blue

     Day 2 of our 30 paintings for 30 days challenge! I am really enjoying the process here. In fact sometimes I love the painting at various stages! I should create some completed pieces from each stage….hmmm ideas a million!    See what I mean!? How cool does that look with the horse barely…

30 paintings in 30 days: day 1

   “Morgan Blend” 8×10 Day 1! I am so glad I chose these saddlebred photos as references for this challenge. I love the movement! This was one of the roadster Morgans. They had some spectacular motion and were super fast!  The backgrounds are quite interesting to do. It is a bit disconcerting to let the…

30 paintings in 30 days!

I do believe it is time for another 30 day challenge! When I first started painting horses I challenged myself to do a painting a day for the entire month of March. It was my goal then to perfect (or at least improve) my horses. It was a great success and so interesting to see…

Outside

  Get outside and enjoy nature, and let tomorrow take care of itself” – Anonymous I think today’s word and quote is pretty self explanatory! Go outside! Now that it is getting nicer around here I know we take full advantage of the sunshine and warm weather. We LOVE to be outside! On our holiday…