BUT I have now done so and it is there you can see my latest posts. There can be a lot because although the site celebrates the HORSE, I have fudged a bit and added portraits that may not actually (gasp) include a horse. But after 25 years of full time portraiture, I can’t leave anyone out!
A few dog portraits
So although I may have traditional people, horse and dog portraits, I also have my abstract horse on both canvas AND silk (well fiber art)!
I am excited to finally feel more organized.
I know we are on the cusp of a New Year and 2017 promises to be as busy and as creative as ever!
I just completed 3 weeks of shows as a vendor with my artwork-the portraits, the abstract horses and my silk scarves. I had a small set up with one of my stretcher frames for the silk scarves and worked for hours each day making scarves. It was an awesome experience to have people buying the silk scarves even before I had completed them!
Demonstrating silk painting at the National Arabian Sport Horse show
Collage of abstract horses
Her old dog
German Shepherd Custom Order
The Lo-o-ong giraffe!
Koi and abstract Horses
Here’s looking at you!
So what went out the door? Well a slew of custom orders will be going out the door but below are different examples of what people liked at the show…horses of course, followed by dogs, followed by flowers and then…so many different choices including the abstract designs with no particular design on them!
The dog above was for a vendor whose best friend loves to walk her dog…but he’s getting older and less able so it is a special gift for her.
As you can imagine, custom orders of both dogs and horses were popular.
And let’s not forget Fall leaves, Koi and the much mentioned whimsical giraffe!
My next post will be my experiences in “eco-dyeing.” I must confess that gathering the plants and materials is my favorite part…but you never know what you will get when you use nature’s bounty![shop_listings]
October is already here and I am gearing up for some unusual shows!
October 16-26 is the annual NC State Fair where hundreds of thousands of fair goers will have the opportunity to come see me at the Village of Yesteryear and watch me create designs on scarves! I still have to sew my “Colonial Costume” but…I’ll get to it!
The SILK portion of my website has expanded in advance of the show and although I will have everything I have available at the event, if you are unable to come by then of course, see my Etsy store! I have added new ties, new suncatchers….oh so many things to photograph to catch up!
Long hours each day 10-10!
Green and Gold silk/satin scarf
Beautiful original silk art
Beautiful hand painted portraits of all subjects on silk!
The summer has seen me head in a slightly different direction with my horses and abstracts! The brilliance of acryl gouache and ronan paints has offered a color choice that I love! Many are available in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/onroadartists
“Three Muses” Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 18″ x 24″
“The Night Ride” Acrylic and gouache on gallery wrapped 24″ x 48″ canvas
“Three Grays” Acrylic and gouache on gallery wrapped canvas 24″ x 48″