My wide experience with a variety of horse breeds has allowed me to draw on a detailed knowledge of the horse in all its beauty of form and motion, and I feel my drawings and paintings reflect that experience.
Growing up on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin also allowed me to observe wildlife in nature and the love of animals is expressed in my drawings and paintings. My husband, Ray, and I also raised cougars for a time and that has provided an insight into the world of big cats and how they look and behave from birth through adulthood.
I work in pencil and acrylics.
This is a 9 x 12 acrylic in a private collection. I used an odd technique for this one, because I modeled the whole thing in heavy titanium white paint and then glazed colors in. I kinda think it worked! What do you think?
This is Jet, our Airedale. He's not a show dog, but is all we want in a companion and "watcher." He's a purebred, and our third Airedale over the years. We've enjoyed Dobermans and Welch Terriers also, but right now Jet is our only dog. He's a great one, though, and we enjoy watching him play with Patches, our mini wethered goat. He also keeps the ATVers who go up and down our alley on their guard. He loves to raise dust in an effort to get out and 'greet' them, lol!
Here is another picture taken the day we brought him home:
Patches wanted to show him who was boss, and our little Welsh Terrier (Jake, who passed last January) just wasn't interested at all.
Jet now is bigger that Patches, but they get along well.
This is a colored pencil, about 9 x 12. I had a hard time thinking of a good title for this one, and finally settled on "Grumpy Kitty." The working title was "Me and My Friends are Sad," but I opted for the shorter name.
I'm glad to hear any comments! And thanks for looking.