Art

Dear Sassie

This is Sassie. She was my mom’s dog and constant companion and she instantly became a part of our family when my mom passed. We A.D.O.R.E. this dog. She is a bit bossy, a bed hog, very noisy when she eats and drinks, and follows every good meal with an impressive belch. But she is…

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PJ Funny Bunny – A Traditional Portrait

PJ Portrait in Oil

This is PJ Funny Bunny. His owner told me he arrived at that name because of his ears. I see this horse all the time because he is boarded at the same place our Thea is. Marti is the owner, and her husband, Anthony asked me to do this portrait for her as a surprise.…

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A Non-Traditional Portrait

Merlin- a Non-Traditional Portrait

Recently I had the pleasure of painting a non-traditional portrait. A gentleman and his wife were in the studio around Christmas and asked about a painting they had seen some months before. It reminded the wife of one of her horses, Merlin. I told them I had sold it, and they were disappointed. A little…

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A Gift

. Recenty I was commissioned to paint a very special painting for a gentleman’s wife as a birthday gift. She is the director of a high school color guard, and clearly loves doing this. I asked the husband to share a little about her favorite performance and he sent some photos and a video of…

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A Study in lines

This was a joy to paint. I was looking through some images of dancers-I don’t remember exactly what I was looking for, but when I came across one of a female dancer arched back, I stopped. I was captivated by just this one section…I loved the lines created by her back and the fabric in…

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Three Paintings Dealing with Grief

dealing with grief

     This is the a trio of paintings I started and finished not long after my mom passed away. For the last few months before this I couldn’t paint – not just because of time, but I was feeling carved out inside. And honestly, the last thing I wanted to do was examine my feelings…

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Domino

Domino - 16 x 20 on canvas

This is Domino, she is our horse’s pasture buddy. She is very sweet! Her features are on the small and feminine side, and she has thick, long lashes. She belongs to Alison and is used for lessons for little riders. I watched one of the young riders put her halter on the other day; it…

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Autumn Equine

Autumn by Monica Yother

This makes me think of Autumn with it’s lingering warm air some days and cooler breezes in the evenings. I used a burlap strip to help create the textured ground. I have this in the studio now.

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Day and Night

Day and Night

I called these Day and Night after I painted them. They are small and chunky, which sometimes I just love. No big story here, but they gave me great satisfaction when I was finished. I have them hanging in the studio, though they looked pretty cool when I had them sitting on my desk.

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The Library

Fairy Library

When I was young, the world I loved most was filled with books, art and horses. Words on pages could carry me away within minutes. They still can. Walking into a library or an old book store is like entering a train station or airport…I just need to decide where I want to go. Sometimes, however, the…

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