Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Billy Bob - The Beauty of Power and Grace - An Original Pastel

My Bill Bob - The Beauty of Power and Grace
11" x 14"
Pastels on Velour
Not for Sale

As many of you know, this is my Billy Bob.  He is an Appaloosa.  I've had him since he was four and he is now 23 and with each year getting whiter and whiter.

Billy Bob has been the subject of a few of my graphites and pastels - check them out on my website - I'm sure you will recognize him.  I did a similar pastel of him a while back but it ended up being cropped and done a little differently because I had some problems - which we all know happens from time to time. This is the crop I wanted to do from the beginning and while I'm not completely finished with it I thought I'd share it with you. 

I like the name I've chosen for this pastel because he was exhibiting such beauty and power the day I took the reference photo.  Horses are just such magnificent animals - power, grace and beauty all packed into one animal - awesome!

Acts 15:11 (King James Version)
11But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Star - An Original Pastel

5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm)
Pastels on Velour
$150 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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I can't believe how long it has been since I've posted or actually done any painting.  I've been thinking about it but just haven't - for whatever reason.  So . . . last night after looking at several photos I decided to try to get back in the swing of things with this close-up of a horse.  I really hope it shows up on your computer screen well because the eye really looks good in real life.   My computer screen at home doesn't look as good as my computer screen at work so I always wonder how it looks to you.

Psalm 51:12 (New International Version)
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.