Saturday, September 29, 2007

The search for a new webspace

Well it has been 10 months or so since I was last able to log into my webserver to update my website. I have ended up using photobucket and Flickr mostly now, along with this blog. So the decision has been made. I will need to move my website and do a total redesign of both the horse art, and chicken pages, and perhaps add in some personal pages for other hobbies and family stuff. This will be a huge undertaking. So I will not be taking any orders from Dec on till after we move more than likely. Until then, anyone who would like to see my most recently completed pieces can see them on Flickr.com. I really like the lay out of the photos there, and the ease in searching, as well as the slideshow option.

On the orders front.. I have taken quite a few lately, and some of those I had forgotten to write down and booked the slots twice so it may be a tad longer to get them all done but I do not anticipate long waits. Now that things are settling in with the homeschool for the year, I should be able to get back to a steady work schedule.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yarrrrgghhh..

Ahoy! In the spirit 'o tis swash-bucklin good holiday, aye have decided to offer ye some booty.












Aye found tis wee thin' whilst rummagin thru me treaayes. 'E was done lats sprin', an neva found a proper ship t' call 'is home. First matey t' tell me t' name o' one o' me chickens, gets this critter 'or free! You may have to do a bit o diggin (as any good pirate should be capable of!). May t' best matey win!

(ps. if you are browsing my website, it doesn't work well in firefox)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

darn lungs.. Behind again

This fall has been MISERABLE with the allergies/asthma, and now add on that a cold. Ugh. So when I take my meds, they make me shake, which isn't all that great when you are painting tiny details on a horse. It worked ok with the grey drafter since all the dapples were zig zaggy. LOL.. Lots of stuff is getting prepwork done now for this reason. I can't paint, but I can prep. So hopefully in the grand scheme of things it wont slow me down too bad.












I have also been restoring this awesomely cool Art Glaze "Oatsville", sculpted and I believe also finished by Paul Sanders. Still working on the tail. His poor original tail is long gone, and instead of sculpting a full look-alike tail, I decided that I really liked the short docked look. So I am giving him just a little bit on the end to finish it off. Matching the glossed bisque color is not proving very easy, but hopefully I can get something close enough. With all the breaks he has, he probably won't be a future show horse, but I love him anyway!

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Flatwork!


It has been some time since I have done any flatwork for sale. So last night while sitting in my barely lit bedroom studio while my hubby slept, I decided to try some colors and techniques out on a canvas board. I am planning a painting for my kitchen and these were some of the colors I was thinking about. Anyway, it is a painting in acrylic of 2 Gypsy Cob mares in the sunset. It is for sale for $75 including shipping in the USA. The matte and frame are not included. The entire painting is 16x20, and it extends to within 2-3 inches of the edge, mostly rough brush strokes. Feel free to email me if you are interested in this piece!