Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Foal WIP


I had started this cantering chesnut horse painting over the summer but wasn't really happy with it. So yesterday I worked a little more and now I am satisfied. He just needed his coat shined up a bit:)

Also started work on a painting of a foal. I raised this guy at the Thoroughbred farm I managed for 8 years. Unfortunately he was put down after he broke his leg in a race. How incredibly sad! Since Eight Belles was destroyed after the KY Derby last year, I've stopped watching horse races.






I was going to post a finished picture of my Tunis Sheep painting but it looks pretty much like it did in my post below. We have one nice little gallery here in East Petersburg and it is going to hang there next month. Haven't had a piece in a gallery in AGES so it will be fun to have it there!

Also snagged a new treasury this morning. Here's a screen shot. It's called "Palomino".

10 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

That chestnut is wonderful, and you did an excellent job on the trees. The little foal painting is going to be so sweet!! And I love the colors in the treasury, so sunny and warm. ;-)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love the works in progress! The foal looks like it's going to be wonderful! How exciting to have the sheep painting in a gallery! I'm thrilled for you! You amaze me how you can snag those treasuries. I need to go back to group and read how to do so.

Melissa said...

Wow!
great stuff!

blackfeatherfarm said...

I also stopped watching horse racing after Eight Belles.
I just love the tresuries you put together, always such nice ones.
Can't wait to see your finished colt, a nice way to remember him.

Sarah said...

I love the chestnut - lovely work!! I do so love watching a work in progress!! Your treasuries are so much fun - I found several to Heart! Thank you!!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

what a lovely image of the colt.

I don't like to watch either, I'm always afraid they will be hurt.

Zan Asha said...

Wow, Jen, gorgeous as usual. I'm not a big fan of horse races, either.

Congrats on the gallery display..though, of course, your work should be hanging there :)

Melissa said...

You are so in the know. I have no idea what an Etsy Treasury is but it sure looks cool!

Linda said...

Love that Piggy, Hes just so happy! Lindax, perhaps hes off to eat the cupcake.

Ingrid said...

The foal is adorable...who can resist? =0)