Friday, March 29, 2013

Thoroughbreds are so Lucky

George enjoying his brekkie.

Thoroughbreds are so lucky because they have two birthdays! The one the share with their extended families on January 1st, and their actual birthday.

Today is George's birthday. He is 9!

He is extremely lucky. He was on the track until he was 8. He was in the barn of a responsible TB Trainer that made sure the horses he trained were placed with people looking to give an OTTB a second career. He was lucky that a Canter volunteer when out and took his picture and that when my trainer said "Call on this horse" I didn't argue.

The luckiest thing for George is that he is with my trainer. She believes in going slow and allowing a horse to reveal who they are. So for the past 5 months or so George has been enjoying himself. Turned out, eating, having pedicures and spa days.

Well George, enjoy yourself today on your birthday, because the tack is on it's way!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Take Flight

Oil on Artist Board

Received an invitation to have artwork in the Raven show at West of the Moon in August. Seems like August is so far away. However, I am going to North Carolina in May, and Montana in July. I am currently working feverishly on "Fresh Horses", the show that's opening in May, and I'm sure I forgetting something!

So I had better get started on my Raven painting, as August will be here before you know it!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

O' Bit of the Green!

Green Pony I
Mixed Media on Paper
14" x 11"

I love it when a client sends me a photo of how they are living with a painting I created. It is so rewarding to see it hanging in someones home.
 I love the green and gold against the brick coloured wall.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Oil on Canvas
34" x 34"

 There are times as a painter I am completely unsure of what I am doing. The doubt arrises due to a number of factors. Doing something different or using colours I don't normally use seems to push me into this state.
Am I just uncomfortable because it's different?
I don't know. Today however, I am willing to publish this. I am not sure if it is finished or not. Who knows the paint fairies might come it and finish it for me. You just never know.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Unfinished, Untitled Oil on Canvas
35" x 35'

Going out to the studio to finish this painting. This is a detail from the lower left corner. Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Into the Studio


I have a show opening in May. I am working on several paintings at the moment. I want to share, but........they are so far from finished.

Here is a detail of a painting that is 6 ~ 20" x 20" panels.

Now, back into the studio.

Friday, March 1, 2013

My Favorite Pony, Ever!

Bunny with Sara & Susan.

My favorite pony in the world crossed over today.
This is my favorite picture of her when she was still dappled.
I can't tell you how much I loved this pony. I can tell you that she was loved by many, and that her family will miss her dearly.
I can't tell you how many times I said goodbye to her. However I fully expected to say goodbye again to her in a few months.
I will always carry her in my heart.