Category Archives: oil pencil

Today’s Equine Art – Zenyatta

When I started researching Zenyatta I was struck by the length and beauty of her neck. I decided to portray her with neck arched as if during warmup. This is oil pencil, 9 x 12″. She is listed in my … Continue reading

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Today’s Equine Art

Here’s an Andalusian concentrating hard on what is probably a sidepass. I like the colors in this; subtle shades of blue, yellow and rust. Oil pencil and conte on black. I listed it on eBay.

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Today’s Equine Art

Clifford inspires yet another new piece. This is oil pencil and conte, about 12 x 12″. It is listed on eBay.

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Today’s Project: Horses

Dad took one look at this and started laughing. I’d tried to disguise him by changing the blaze, but couldn’t. Here are two Cliffords! I did this to donate to the Michigan Morgan Horse Futurity Gala silent auction fund raiser. … Continue reading

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Today’s Equine Art – Secretariat

I break out of an artistic hiatus with another portrait of Secretariat, the big red horse who, even years after his death, still continues to inspire the masses. I was eleven years old when I watched him win the Belmont … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Dolphins

More victims of the Gulf oil spill — I think this is my subconscious attempt to make them okay. This piece is oil pencil and pastel on grey charcoal paper, about 10 x 13″. It is on eBay. As the … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Brown Pelican

Feeling pretty sad today about the situation in the Gulf — so I drew this pelican as a sort of prayer for the birds and other wildlife. This is about 11×15″, oil pencil, called, “To Blue Water”.

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Today’s Equine Art – The Color Horse

He started out as a Friesian, but just became more and more colorful the longer I worked on him. Now he resembles a sculpture or carousel horse. Pastel on black charcoal paper, approx 11 x 15″. Ebay Link

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Today’s Equine Art – Greys

Here are a couple of individual portraits of the grey sparring studs I did the other day. These are oil pencil on 11 x 15″ pastel board.

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Today’s Equine Art – Sport Morgan

Morgans are great sport horses, known for their versatility. Plus, they are pretty! Here’s Silly, a dressage star. This is oil pencil with conte, 8 x 10″ on green charcoal paper.

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