Category Archives: pastel

Today’s Project – Black on Black Equine Art

Surprisingly enough, a black horse on black background offers plenty of contrast opportunity, and the sheen on the coat can really pop. ¬†As the photographs demonstrate, though, the image has to have proper brightness/contrast to be represented correctly (see below). … Continue reading

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The Big Topple

It’s hard to imagine a circus without elephants, but let’s hope that is the direction we’re going, now that Ringling has announced its intent to retire its herd of pachyderms. I’ve heard both arguments on the cause of elephants in … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Elephants

Wouldn’t it be nice if all families cared for and honored each other like this? “Family Columns” a pastel on charcoal paper, about 9×12″. I wanted to show the bond between a baby elephant and the adults in the group. … Continue reading

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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 Project – Weimeraner

Beau is a sweet rescued Weimeraner who lives in Tennessee. His mom Dana is a wonderful mosaic artist. I was lucky enough to trade one of her beautiful plates for this portrait of Beau. This piece is 9 x 12″, … 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 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 – Raven

This was a commission for someone’s dad who likes to feed eggs to a raven friend. She asked for a collage and I wanted to make it sort of mystical, due to all the lore associated with the raven. This … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Palomino

Here’s a Palomino who’s just a tetch excitable. This piece is listed on eBay.

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Today’s Equine Art – Morgan Horses

I sometimes wonder if Clifford and Trudy know they are brother and sister. They are best buddies. Here they pause in a brief moment of mutual grooming. This rough sketch captures the movement and life in the portrait. EBay link. … Continue reading

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