Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby steps

My husband, John, and I have taken on our first "baby". This is Jet, a four year old paint horse. This weekend he had his first ride and he did very well. He is definitely a project in the works, as he has some emotional issues. He is very sweet and just needs some work with his mind. He is going to be a very big horse and we are in the process of teaching him to respect our space as he seems to forget that he is not a little guy any more. He is teaching us as much as we are teaching him.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jodi and Jasper, Pastel These two beauties were owned by my horse trainer. I did this painting as a gift to him.

Water Dog, Pastel This is one of 5 labs owned by a collector of mine. We were having fun in the pool and I came up with this painting.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Congratulations to "War Horse"

War Horse swept the Tony's last night. We had the chance to see it on the west end when we were in London, if you get the chance to see it, do it!!!!!

Cottage Roses

While in Europe, I had the chance to see Salisbury Cathedral. The parrish house had the most amazing garden and these are some of the roses that grew on the wall outside the house. I started this painting the day after I got back and did not stop until it was done. I was obviously inspired...

Monday, June 06, 2011


When my friend, Linda Besse, called me and asked me if I would like to go to London with her, I had to think about it. I thought about 4 seconds and said, "YES!". We hit just about every touristy place you can imagine and loved every moment of it. These pictures were from our first day, The Changing of the Horse Guard. I fell in love with these beautiful big Irish warmbloods. There was a native standing next to us as we were snapping away and he said to me, " We British are very big on pomp and circumstance." I would have to agree. But I have to say, I loved every moment of it. We saw every museum we could, castles, a Dickens Festival, jousting at Leeds, and even an old cemetary. I will post more as I sift through the hundreds of pictures I took.