Chubby Little Guy

20140407-182954.jpgjust started this painting today. Might trim him tummy a little…

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So Beautiful or So What

so beautiful

In the words of Paul Simon

You know life is what we make it

So beautiful or so what

I’m gonna tell my kids a bedtime story

A play without a plot

Will it have a happy ending?

Maybe yeah, maybe not

I tell them life is what you make of it

So beautiful or so what

Soooooooo beautiful

Some people are like flowers, they are sooooo beautiful.  There is a lot of so what and so awful in the world, but I will never be inspired by that.

It was A Dark and Creepy Night….

Go Away!

Go Away!

We love it when we spot an owl. Seeing two was a special treat late one  afternoon, trail riding in a wooded area of the ranch. We always carry our cameras with us on our saddles, but these two were long gone before we had a chance to capture them. This is a big painting  in oil that I have started that reminds me of that day. If we had been lucky enough to get that shot, the depth of field would have been shallow and the image pretty much out of focus and underexposed. I will never forget the eyes, though.

Just A Little Misunderstood

She’s not a mean cow, she has just been poked and prodded so much, she wonders what next. She lost her calf and almost died of heartbreak and the stress of a cesarian surgery. We poked her with needles and stuck tubes down her throat, but now she is happily munching on lush coastal hay, cattle cubes and looking forward to having a healthy calf to raise……

Oil painting of a mad mama cow

Oil painting of a mad mama cow

Dream Pony

This is a very early progress painting. Long way to go, but we have had this dream pony for 14 years so I know every little thing about him. I’m still working on the twinkle in his eye…

pony in the wildflowers-progress painting

pony in the wildflowers-progress painting