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One of the highlights of my visit to Santa Fe a few summers ago was the rodeo. It was amazing! This painting, Santa Fe Rodeo - Two White Horses, is based on one of the photos I took from the stands as sun slowly set over the desert....The lighting was perfect shining on these two white horses!
You may notice something rare in this painting..... It's a face. Yes, I ALWAYS avoid including any riders in my paintings. But sometimes that resulted in awkward cropping if a rider was involved.
A few months ago I took a portrait painting workshop from Eric Johnson at the Artist's Attic in Lexington, Kentucky. Eric is an amazing teacher! In the two day class we watched demonstrations, learned Eric's color pallette and worked on creating our own paintings under his guidance. This painting is the first I've completed that included a face since the workshop.... and I really am happy with how it turned out! Thank you Eric for sharing your wisdom!
This painting is part of my "Western Horses" web page
A magical place, a magical black stallion....
Read more on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page
Merlando's Magic is a beautiful Haflinger stallion from Rivervalley Ranch. In this painting he is surrounded by mountains and Colorado sunshine!
Read about Merl on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page.
Ah, the paintings from my Colorado trip are coming along nicely! The four newest include a Rocky Mountain horse - perfect for Colorado, and more.... see for yourself.....
Be sure to read more about these paintings on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page.
Icelandics and more Icelandics! Here are two more paintings from my visit to Lough Arrow Icelandics in Colorado. The first is a little huddle of Icelandics, and below you'll see Andrea's Icelandic stallion, Skjor fra Bollastooum.....Enjoy!
And if you need MORE Icelandics:
Read more about these painting on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page.
Christmas is a time for JOY!!! This Christmas, I have a special gift for Horse Painting fans. Download and print a 8x10 poster featuring my painting of the vivacious Percheron, Moose, joyfully bounding through his colorful pasture. Click here for more information.
Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Usually when you see one Icelandic, you see lots of Icelandics! That is certainly the case at Andrea's Lough Arrow Icelandics! She has a whole herd! This painting showcases two youngsters. . . . And there will be more Icelandics coming soon.
Read more about this painting on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page.
This September I traveled throughout Colorado photographing over 20 horses for my newest series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Colorado." It was a wonderful trip through a wonderful state! There were mountains everywhere! You'll find many of the upcoming paintings will have these Colorado peaks as a backdrop for the horses! And speaking of horses, they were gorgeous!
The first painting completed in the series features Akhal-Teke, Aliger.
Read about this amazing horse on the "Beautiful Horses of Colorado" web page. The page will showcase the horses in this series as their paintings are completed. Check back often during the next 12 months as over 20 paintings will eventually be added. Thank you for your patience! It takes time to create art!
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