Thursday, March 26, 2009

When I was in my early twenties I was exposed to dressage.I caught a bad case of it.I'm still symptomatic after all the years,and sometimes my paintings reflect it.
I have always been torn as to which I had rather be doing riding or painting.This past year my horse has been out of commission so I have happily spent time painting and drawing on sunny days with no twinge of guilt.
Likewise my horse has been having the time of his life.Eating grass and hanging out with his buddies.
This painting is of a horse preforming the Classical Dressage movement,Levade.I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
This painting is 30"x22",mixed media on watercolour paper with 22kt gold leaf.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Two weeks ago I woke up to 7 inches of snow. Yesterday I picked daffodils and smelled the peach blossoms.The robins are out in force and the blue birds are building nests.I am so glad it is Spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I love this painting.I love the colour and the concentration of the horse.I love how it went together,emerged as it were from paper,pen, and paint.

The image is very sharp,but you get the idea.

This painting is 22"x30",mixed media on 300 lb Saunders Waterford  Watercolour paper.