Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17, Misty Morning Walker

When Gina shared this photo with me, I couldn't wait to try to paint it-  and thankfully, she took several versions that I also can't wait to paint! The elegance of this profile and that curve of the nose/muzzle... and somehow the intelligent look in the eye just say so much about what I think this being's personality must be!

I am so fortunate to be able to find these incredibly inspiring images. And to have Gina be so generous and share them with me.  As an artist, I know sometimes people feel stuck because they don't know what to paint, but dang!  There are so many incredible things out there!  Go look!  See what sparks life for you!

12x6 acrylic on wood
$150 plus shipping

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16, Bright Eyes

This is one I painted a bit ago, but I'm having fun looking back through my deer paintings. A lot of them haven't really been shown because of COVID and show cancellations~

I still like this one!

12x6 acrylic on wood
$150

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 15, Mama's Magic Ear

 Gina takes amazing photos of the critters that visit her yard in Oregon, and I've been painting her deer photos for a couple years, since before COVID, and we've talked about having a show together so we are finally doing it, and we're going to do a show at Corrigan Eclectic for our November 6th Art Market of selected paintings of mine based on photos of hers!

I'm so glad we're finally doing this!  Her instagram is https://www.instagram.com/ginaeasleyphoto/ so check her out!

This is mama, one of the more persistent/consistent visitors to her yard~

6x12 acrylic on wood
$150 plus shipping


Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 12, The Nose Leads-in progress...

 Okay, I thought I was done, but I'm not liking the way the foreground horse's ears interfere with the middle horse and I have to do something about that...

Hope you had a good weekend!  I'm loving the weather lately here- cool, not smokey...

20x16 acrylic on wood


Friday, September 10, 2021

September 10th, Timothy Shortbread and the Poles

 You may realize any now, if you read this blog, that I love Grand Marais and would love to live up there someday. I do have friends up there, and one of them is Kristofer Bowman who owns Upstate Mn, the most original little store I have ever experienced. When you are up there, you have to stop in and say hi and then Kristofer will be YOUR friend too!

We've bought so many awesome things there- tiny wooden bowls, a massive pair of sharp handmade shears that Duane uses all the time, and some of my favorite jewelry.  I just bought a new necklace from him, made by Lakestone, I think, using actual Lake Superior stones and I love it~I'll show you sometime!

Anyway, Kristofer lives out in the wilderness a bit, and has this friend who comes by often, and he posts photos of his friend on Instagram, and I've asked permission to paint this friend and Kristofer said yes, so this is Timothy Shortbread!

20x16 acrylic on canvas
$700


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 7, Follow the Leader

It's the way the light slid between them, across the field and the dust, and the angles of their bodies. That's what I love. That's what draws me to paint these guys... or girls...  I'm not actually sure.

But I do know that I love them!

20x16 acrylic on canvas
$700


Monday, September 6, 2021

September 6, The Gathering

Unfortunately this isn't the best photo of this painting, and now it's hanging at Lanesboro Arts and I can't retake the photo from here!

I just loved being able to visit these horses every morning. When I was in high school, my older brother worked part time at the Diamond T Ranch in Eagan, where we could trail ride on the horses. We loved doing that, despite being fairly shy kids. And it was so worth it. I felt like another being when we'd clomp along the trails through the woods, in a line behind the guide, nothing really exciting except the fact that we were RIDING on HORSES. That was plenty of excitement for us!

20x16 acrylic on canvas
$700
at Lanesboro Arts til October!


Thursday, September 2, 2021

September 2, Morning Gestures

 When we were up at Camp Mishawaka I was thrilled to realize there would be horses!  And they were our very close neighbors, so that Bunny and I could walk over to see them every morning. I took photos of them and this is one of the paintings that resulted.  It is hanging in Lanesboro Arts at the moment, so you can go take a look at it there!

I loved the direct gaze of the central horse, and the leaning away of the body of the other. And all that morning light and haze...

I really love this one!


20x16 acrylic on canvas
$700
available, but not until after Oct 17th