Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cassidy and Rebecca

These two lovely horses are some that were rescued by TIBBP member Kathleen Prince.
She commissioned this portrait after the foal was born. These are Fjord horses.


This painting was done for a challenge on one of my art groups. We were to paint a Clumber Spaniel. I found a gorgeous photo which the photographer allowed me to use as a reference. It turned out that this lovely dog had gone to the Rainbow Bridge so I felt even more like I needed to paint her.
This plaque was sculpted by TIBBP ( The International Blessed Broodmare Project) member, artist Kelly Savage from the UK. I in turn painted it and presented it to the first member of our group whose adopted draft mare gave birth to a 2008 foal. This plaque was painted the colors of the actual mare and foal.
The TIBBP is dedicated to saving as many horses as possible from the slaughter houses and places them in the best forever homes. This year we saved over 80 pregnant draft mares from the PMU farms. If you would like to read more about this great and blessed group of animal lovers and artists, please go to this url:

Draft Team

A friend from the horse rescue group I belong to took a driving team workshop a few weeks ago and came home with some awesome pictures. She graciously allowed me to use some of her photos as reference for my watercolor paintings.
This is the first one I have done.

This was painted on hand made 100% cotton rag paper made by Twin Rocker Mills. I ended up putting this over a mat instead of under it to save the look of the deckle edges.
This painting is a portrait of a sweet dog that has gone to the rainbow bridge and was commissioned by her owner. Her name is Marley.

Colorful Lizard

Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been really busy as most folks are these days.
I painted this for a project on an advanced watercolor group that I belong to. We were to use two complimentary secondary colors and one earth color.
I chose yellow orange, ult. blue and quinacridone gold.