a painting in progress...Golden Moment, an oil painting on 8" x 8" gallery-wrapped canvas. I found these two waiting patiently at a dog show in Monroe at the Ike Hamilton Expo Hall. They were waiting their turn for show.
SOLD! (September 2011)
A very small piece, 4" x 4", oil on gallery-wrapped canvas. I love turtles, they're interesting with a lot of texture. These seemed to be having a discussion, maybe thinking about what to do for the day.
A Brahma baby, Momma's Boy, is a small 4" x 4" oil painting on gallery-wrapped canvas. I saw this little guy in a cattle holding pen. He was with his mom and a few other relatives, waiting for the auction to begin. Hope they're all grazing happily in a big green pasture. This painting can be purchased for $35.00.
This is a New Orleans cat, independent, fearless, confident. He seems to asking "What up?". Many of the shop owners in New Orleans have pets that stay with them all day. This calico cat is a shop owner's pet on Magazine Street--he wanders in and out of the shop, very streetwise. 8" x 8" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas. $85.00
This beautiful Gypsy Vanner stallion is owned by Joyce Christian, who raises Gypsy Vanners in Monroe, Louisiana. It was a thrill to spend several hours learning about Gypsy Vanners, photographing them, and enjoying Joyce's stories. Oil painting on canvas board, 7" x 9", $90.00
SOLD! (9/03/2011) Braided will make the purchaser's horse-loving granddaughter a great gift! This is a portrait of my Tennessee Walking Horse, Roxie. She makes a great subject for painting. I often braid her hair and loved the contrast between her braided mane and the braided halter.
This painting has a life of it's own. It started as an acrylic painting in blues & whites, then I put it away for what turned out to be a year--just discovered it a few days ago in a pile of incomplete paintings, so now it's an oil painting with lively color, 18" x 30" (canvas). The painting itself seemed to guide me through it, showing it's true colors.
working a series of oil paintings for an upcoming exhibition at Ouachita River Art Guild in September. This is a 20" x 36" oil painting titled Dancing to a Silent Tune. The painting subject is my Tennessee Walking Horse, a black and white paint, named Roxie. This painting can be purchased for $1,000.00