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Great On-Line Horse Related Auction!

If you are looking for a chance to buy some really super horse related items, and other great stuff, check out this site: www.myminiauction.com and, especially, you might want to bid on item number 1004!!!

Ann Hatchett-Spragur

I just want to thank all of you who took the time to write here about Ann Hatchett-Sprague. There is not much information available about her on the Internet. I am not sure why that is because it seems she painted a lot of beautiful Arab horses. I treasure the small miniature I found in… read more

Simbolico de Atenas

I have finished a new painting of a Costa Rican ox, part of a team, titled “Simbolico de Atenas”, so named because the oxcarts and their drivers (boyeros) are an important historical part of Costa Rica and particularly our town of Atenas. The beautifully painted oxcarts of Costa Rica are famous and oxen teams are… read more

Tall Grass

I am done with this painting – there comes a point when you have to realize that putting more time and effort into a painting just isn’t worth it.   I’ve been using it as an excuse to not start anything else but now I can move forward because this painting is “fini”!! What a… read more

Painting in Progress

I usually do not like showing a painting in progress to anyone because:   (1) I never know exactly what it will finally look like, even though I have a plan in my head;   (2) I might throw it out half way through;   (3) Parts of the painting are not finished;   (4)… read more

One Month to HeART and Kind Words

Here is the latest update  on the HeART of the Horse dinner and auction to benefit Save A Forgotten Equine in Monroe, Washington.   The dinner menu looks wonderful.   Thank you, good folk at SAFE, for the nice things you said about my painting. 

Not Fade Away

That’s the title of my latest painting and it was my husband who suggested it after the painting was finished. It was the name of one of Buddy Holly’s songs and perfectly describes what I was trying to convey when painting this.   This painting was created to be expressly donated to the 2012 HeART… read more

HeART of the Horse

I received an e-mail the other day inviting me to participate in HeART of the Horse.   This art event raises funds to help neglected, abandoned and abused horses through the incredible efforts of the wonderful people at S.A.F.E. (Save A Forgotten Equine) in Washington State.   I participated last year and consider it an honor… read more

I’m Still Here!

I feel really bad for not blogging and posting my paintings as much as I should have. It seems like life in Costa Rica is distracting me a lot – even though I see horses and cattle all around me every day.   Having finished “Beach Dog”, I’m about ready to wind up “Beach Cat”… read more

Beach Dog

Okay, I have tried everything I can think of to flip this painting right side up.   No go.   So, if you just kind of turn your head to the left, you will see my latest effort.   If you pull a ligament in your neck, I’m sorry!   This is a small acrylic… read more