Here is the finished painting……..What do you think?
I love bunnies!!!! The cottontails and jackrabbits run around the fields and are so much fun to see, but I worry about all the predators that they face. I just started this sketch of a bunny with pencils, ink and pastels. I may add some flowers before I frame it and hang it safely on my wall to enjoy forever in my home….
The Mallards are loving this rain and so are we! The fields are green and ready to harvest plenty of hay!!!!! Yeah!!!!
You Mom’s know how it is when you are sick……you can’t just go to bed and let the kid’s starve and go wild…..It’s extra complicated when you have a “Princess” that has special requirements and expectations….SOOOOO it’s great when you have dependable help to ease the stress until you are 100%. Take care Tina and Dena! Little Yeller and Bexar will help out and Grandmother will reward them soon!
This will be one of my largest paintings. Why do I persist in trying to work with pastels? Because I see wonderful work that other people do and I am stubborn! Well I do not give up on anything but I do hope I can finish this and be proud to hang it on my wall.
Back to the drawing board and I am loving it…… many ideas forming and I can’t wait to get started…Here is a progress painting of one of my favorite subjects!
LOPE is an organization that was formed to help provide care and rehabilitation to race horses who have been injured or simply are not fast enough to compete. Anyone who has ever owned a horse knows how costly it is just for feed and routine health maintenance. A horse’s legs are delicate and can be severely injured just by a misstep frolicking in the pasture. The intensity of competing on the race track amplifies this risk tremendously. Think of Barbado and how hard his owners tried to save him. There are many like him that have uncertain futures, but their are people who are aware of this and are striving to help in amazing ways. You can find out more about LOPE by clicking here. There is a Horse Show to benefit LOPE on Saturday May 9th and an on-line silent auction with great items going on right now. I have donated my Longhorns in Bluebonnets painting and bids will be accepted until 9pm Friday May 8th.
The ponies are running around this morning, the temperature just dropped and the air smells like rain………The pastures are so green and they are fat, but I just called them in for a little sweet feed before we go into the barn for grooming and pedicures