Artist Blog and Random Thoughts

Beautiful Horse 29, a WIP

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Today I thought I would share with you a work in progress of my popular drawing "Beautiful Horse 29." This shows you a little bit of the process that went into creating this very detailed horse drawing. Most of my drawings take many hours to put together. Even ACEO cards can take quite a while to complete if a lot of detail although small miniature artworks. "Beautiful Horse 29" is 9" x 12". ]

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My Creative Mission: "Conveying the Beautiful Essence of Animals in Art"

"Conveying the beautiful essence of animals in art" Last blog post I gave you a small tour of my studio. Today’s blog post is about my creative mission and explaining that further. As an artist my creative mission is “conveying the beautiful essence of animals in art.” Many artists draw and paint animals, and why not? Animals are such amazing personalities. I’ve loved animals my whole life and they have been a contributing factor to making me the person and artist that I am. As someone who loves to put a lot of detail in their art, especially with drawings,...

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An inside look at the studio

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My studio, is upstairs and downstairs.. and sometimes at my computer desk too. However, I have most of my art studio upstairs so I can try and stay organized with paints, brushes, canvases, inventory and more. During summer I often try to airbrush downstairs in the garage, but it gets way too cold in winter. So I have a special filter fan I put in the window when airbrushing upstairs. I must admit, there is sometimes more dog hair on the carpet then you can see in the pictures. Cleo is a cutie, but she is very fluffy and she...

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What made me become an artist?

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What made me become an artist?

My favorite thing to draw and paint is and has always been horses. As long as I can remember I love horses. In fact, I've seen pictures of my baby crib that my dad had made. It had a horse on it. Yes, really. I always liked to draw and paint, did a lot of drawing and doodling. My brother had books on art and I remember going to borrow his book on how to draw horses. I didn't really have any how to draw books that I can remember. I did have coloring books, and quite a few of...

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How to mat a print in an archival safe manner

There are different ways to mat a print of course, you could use the adhesive spray for mounting prints for one thing, but I prefer something less definite. It is important to keep in mind that although some glues say they are repositionable, it is often only so for a little bit. Plus it is a good idea to use a roller of some sort for that because you are likely to end up with bubbles (not cool!). I prefer the hinge method. You can use double sided tape which makes it a tiny bit easier I suppose, but it...

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