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Welcome to 2012!

I just know 2012 is going to be a fantastic year art wise – because I’ve got my order of paints, canvas, etc. and I’ve already started two paintings thanks to Art Depot in Escazu which ships my supplies to me by local bus. I order on line and, presto, a day later my order is ready… read more

Paint Supplies At Last!

Yesterday I placed an order with Art Depot’s online store. It was so easy. Only one item was out of stock and they sent me an e-mail suggesting a substitution.   Just received another e-mail telling me the order has been shipped. It will come from Art Depot’s store in Escazu via the regular bus service… read more

Scammers Again!

David Osborne just sent me an e-mail!   Ha ha, I guess he’s not reading all the posts here about him and others just like him. Hmm, what kind of a response shall I blast him with ….    I think I’ll tell him the painting he is supposedly interested in has a price tag… read more

Scammers At It Again!

I’m getting more comments from fellow artists who are receiving scammy e-mails from fake people wanting to buy their work. You can read them under “comments”.   They are going after me again, too! Rolano Gray and Cain Taylor “from South Carolina” both contacted me this week. I told one of them the price for… read more

Paper and the Rainy Season

  We have been getting a taste of the rainy (or green) season in Costa Rica the last couple of weeks. We’ve been fortunate this year in that it’s been fairly dry since we arrived.   It just rains off and on all day and night. Sometimes it is little more than a mist, other… read more

Horses to Paint in Costa Rica

Although I haven’t yet purchased all the art supplies that I want, here’s a subject that is worthy of painting once I get my act together:       These horses were in the September 15th Independence Day parade held in Atenas. I love the colors in her skirt – she’s riding sidesaddle. 

Back In The Saddle, So To Speak

Last week, I bought a small box of colored pencils at one of our local shops in Atenas, Costa Rica. Very inexpensive and lots of good colors.       And that encouraged me to start the following drawing:    I just layer the colored pencils the same way I would with acrylic paints and… read more

2011 Kentucky State Fair

Here is a link to access live video of the 2011 Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show:  http://www.asha.net. Thanks to my long time friend, Barry, in South Carolina for sending me this link.   I watched a class this morning on my computer and saw another long time horse friend of mine place in… read more

Getting Started Again

Yesterday, I bought a very nice pad of drawing paper at a shop in Atenas. 50 sheets, 330×381 mm, for $4.85 CAD. So I have a pencil with an eraser on the end and a pencil sharpener …. no more excuses! Plus I have a couple of ideas to get started with.   The next… read more

Costa Rican Sketches

Here is one of the sketches I did for Magda and Jose to thank them for their kindnesses to us.         Magda’s foal