Monday, December 31, 2007

Tezedar in the Morning

I did this little painting as a Christmas gift for my neice, who is turning out to be a horse nut just like me, to the chagrin of her parents. She is nine, a perfect age to instill the love of horses into her.
The painting is of Tezedar, my beautiful arabian horse at age 5 when I bought him. He was frolicking in the field at about 6:00 one summer morning. He died at age 28 in 2001. I had owned him the whole time.
My neice Katie was thrilled with the gift.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cottage Life

This little oil was done from a sketch that I did at a friends cottage during the summer. The seat is missing out of the wicker chair, and I thought it made a nice impromptu flower pot. I was really attracted to the dapled light in which the chair sat. It looks like it's been there for years.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Jade Off Leash

Autumn in Toronto and my dog Jade and I went for a walk by the nearby Humber River. This fall, the colours wern't as intense as in other years but it was still majestic in spots.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Horses are really my favorite subject. I have always been horse crazy, and I feel a need to explore the beauty of them in my art. It sounds a bit corny, but it is authentic to me.
"In the Distance" 8" x 10" oil on masonite.

This is me at a friends studio. We get together every few weeks to paint, talk about art and critique each others work. Our dogs have a nice social time too.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

First Entry

This my first post of an art work. It is of cattle grazing in a field in Kelowna, in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. It was done from a photo that I took when I lived there in the late 1990's.
According to a friend in Kelowna, this field no longer exists, and it is now a new road.