Category Archives: oil

A Painting a Day: The Medicine Hat Filly

In the days when the horses were the most important mode of transportation (read: before the white man) there was the medicine hat horse. These sacred horses had dark ears and a spot crowning the head. The body was mostly … Continue reading

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A Painting A Day: I Try Oils (Again)

Painting in oils hasn’t been my thing.¬† Part of the reason is due to my impatience. I also realized, while working on “Night Heron”,¬†that my style is not typical for someone who works with oils. I work fast, and tight. … Continue reading

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International Equine Art Competition

I was surprised to receive notification today that my pastel drawing of Sophie, a Morgan mare, won eighth place in the Ex Arte Equinus International Competition. The drawing will be published in the Ex Arte Equinus II Book, which will … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Barn Owl

This is about 7 x 9″, conte and oil pencil on black charcoal paper. It’s a donation for Sarvey Wildlife Center.

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Today’s Project – Bronx the Rottweiler

Here’s Bronx, my friend Debbie’s sister’s Rottweiler. This is oil pencil and conte, about 12 x 16″. Poor Bronx is on his last legs this year. So this is a tribute to his sweet old soul.

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The Morgan Horse Calendar

Well, the images are finally all loaded and the calendar is done! I am ordering my own copy. I’ve been very happy with the quality of products from Zazzle so far. Here’s the link:http://www.zazzle.com/foxbrush/product/158999827332106704

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Today’s Project – Palomino Morgan

“Dapples”, a Morgan mare. This is oil pencil and conte on black, about 11 x 6″. This is on eBay.

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Today’s Equine Art

This is Gayle, a Morgan mare who has lived with my friend Pearl for 22 years. The portrait is done in oil pencil on black charcoal paper, about 9 x 12″.

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Today’s Project – Sophie

A chestnut Morgan mare owned and loved by Lori Lambie. This is primarily conte crayon (with a bit of oil pencil) on black paper, approx. 9 x 12″.

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Today’s Project – Friesian

My friend Kristi and I saw some Friesians at the Expo in Lansing last weekend. They were stunning. I’d sure love to see one performing some upper level dressage maneuvers. Anyway, I have soundness and dressage on the brain these … Continue reading

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