Art

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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Large Mouth Spotted Bass

Large Mouth Spotted Bass

This was painted for a very nice gentleman who is a professional fisher. He asked me to do a Large Mouth Spotted Bass (that is what he fishes) so that he could have it on his wall and also on his website and business cards (which I also designed for him). I was surprised by…

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

I loved, loved, loved spending time with these birds. This is colored pencil on watercolor paper and at the last minute I added the “Faith, Hope & Love” (truly “Birds of a Feather”) scrap of paper to it…just seemed to fit. I had this framed in my studio for a few weeks and one day…

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Painting Time with a Guitar

Painting Time with a Guitar

I was commissioned by a friend to do this for her husband as a gift. He is a guitar player, so I asked her what kind of music he loves best. She gave me the name of some of his favorite artists, so that’s what I listened to while I worked on this. It’s a…

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Sparks Fly

Sparks Fly

I painted this in an oil painting class I took at Athens State University. We could paint anything, and this just sort of happened. It has all my favorite colors – Prussian blue, rich golds and reds and of course a very dark background. It was a lot like painting a dancer. “Sparks Fly” is…

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