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The Horse As Subject; Day 9 #30paintingsin30days. Its Always Fun!

The horse is one of my most consistent, long term subjects.  And, here I am, drawing horses again! Day #9 = Horse Study. Greetings! It is indeed Day Nine of the #30paintingsin30days hosted by Leslie Seata Fine Art.  Today’s piece is another in a long line of drawings and paintings featuring a horse as subject. […]

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Telluride Plein Air ~ Homeward through Silverton & Bryce Canyon

Starting homeward day, a bitter sweet air floats in the breeze today. We start on our trip home, leaving my beloved T-ride. Yet our travels in the westerly direction hold adventures too. So, off we go.Because I’d left my favorite and best gortex coat i…

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Drawing Ponies

Drawing My creative process begins with drawing.  Because it is how I develop ideas, I feel that it is important for me to draw often.  I work at it daily, though I don’t always complete a drawing. One of my most enjoyable types of drawings are these “simple” works done with watercolor and graphite.  These […]

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23 of 37 in 37, Working on “Muscle Memory”

  Recently I’ve been reading online about John Singer Sargent’s work habits.  I learned that he did a large number of drawings and watercolor studies before he painted his major works.  As I stand here in front of my watercolor studies and drawings, I’m reminded that even the great artists put many miles of painting […]

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If One is Good, Two Must Be Better (Horses) …Or?

After my success with the appaloosa (see previous post), I thought I would try two horses, up the complexity.  I succeeded in making a more difficult composition.  At the end of the 37 minutes, I thought I ought to be making more drawings of horses.   I did another study of my appaloosa model; fortunately […]

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A Horse of Course

I thought I’d switch subjects and work on 37 minute paintings of my horse models.  I use Breyer Reeves horses as my models.  They are small, which works better than I would think.  I don’t see as much detail as my mind wants.  I try to focus on the form of the horse as indicated […]

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Pony Precepts: Discovering Lessons to Live and Work By

Right now I’m learning from a 400-pound animal with the brain of a three-year old child, as I train a Shetland pony to pull a cart. Ponies, like horses, are prey animals whose first instinct is to fight or flee, so this can be a daunting and humbling task. My CEO/Executive Director-self has no gravitas […]

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At Home Garden Planting ~ Finally

Those of you avidly following my trek back home to Oregon from Mexico, I’m sorry, I just have to do a current post of life here in J-ville, Oregon.Its been a long time coming, seemingly, this thing called “Spring”! We continue to get teased … one da…

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Lil’ Update of the Journal . . .

These few images covering these pages are basically a window into our first few days here in Ajijic, Mexico.The upper left image is our first dinner just up the street at an outdoor seafood place. What I loved more than the inexpensive prices was watch…

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The Nesting of an RV

We rose early, anxious to move into our final destination. We couldn’t seem to locate Connie, our hostess’ phone number (it was online, but without internet connection …) so Roland walked over to the location and spoke with her in person. She thought…

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