Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pony Portrait and Fireflies


Two weeks ago Gypsy Mare Studios Facebook page reached 1000 likes so I had a giveaway for a custom portrait to celebrate. The winner decided to suprise her friend and have her Shetland Pony painted.
Above is the final portrait. I'm so happy with how she turned out!

Now switch to fireflies....
I love summer nights and our back yard is full of lightning bugs every night. I was trying to get a photo but I think it's nearly impossible. I did accidentally get this photo of of my daughter Zoe looking like a ghost.
It was nearly dark and I had my shutter speed set very low.


The morning firefly release.






I liked that ghost effect so much I had to try it on my friend's cat Bon Bon.


9 comments:

Cedar Knoll Farm said...

Your little girl with her fire fly jar is just too precious! And the pony portrait is beautiful, too! I always love visiting your blog, Jennifer!

Spiritartartist said...

Congratulations on being So Well Liked Jennifer! :-) ! Beautiful portrait. And the lightning bugs look like such fun! (Love Zoe's red, white an blue polish too!)

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

The charm of Fireflies in summer make all right with the world somehow. :-) Great photos and again, this latest painting has an evolved technique which is excellent! Super Jen!

Linda said...

I somehow missed you were on facebook. I'm going to go Like you now. Love the fireflies and the ghosty images!

Studio at the Farm said...

Jennifer, the pony portrait is truly one of your best, and what a good idea to celebrate your achievement. Love the firefly adventure photos! I remember having so much fun watching them when I was visiting my aunt in Hohokus.

Margaret said...

Fantastic painting! The "ghost cat" is one my husband would love... he is allergic to our two. :)

Robin Larkspur said...

Very good ghost effect!! Beautiful painting. and as always, Zoe is adorable!!

Crystal Cook said...

I love the pony painting Jennifer!! Such a beautiful face. :) And I hate to say it, but those fireflies are creeping me out!! I had to scroll past them super quick!

TARYTERRE said...

Loved seeing the lightening bugs. Cool ghost photos too.