Saturday, May 28, 2011

This week on Mustang A Day Challenge: "The Eyes Have it" May 28th-June 3rd

Olga and PJ
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Fine Art America
 Coming this week: May 30th through June 3rd
There will be no painting on Monday June 30th for Memorial Day
 Tuesday May 31st: The last painting before the Ft.Collins Makeover Madeleine and Tango
June 1 through June3:  "The Eyes Have it"

Painting Series this week: Details
 One of the drawbacks as well as the benefits of daily painting is that people send you emails filled with suggestions that are actually veiled criticism. I will not go down the list as it is boring and mostly made up of people who are actually more dissatisfied with their own life than what I do.
First of the Eyes Have it Paintings
But every once in a while you get one of those emails and you wonder if they ever really looked at your work. Then I realized the problem. Part of painting daily is painting small. Usually 8 by 10 or less. So details are going to be fuzzy sometimes at that size. Although I do try to put detail in when at all possible. Today though I decided to begin work on a few close ups, so people can see the detail.
Friday's Painting is the first of a series I will be carrying through to until June 5th. I call it Details. I'm going to do a little practice on the details of the horses from some of the photographers that have given me larger images to work from.
This First painting is "Cueca" in close up with her bridle on. The Photo reference is provided by Cecilia Steel. The painting is called " Her Working Eyes.

The Ft Collins Extreme Mustang Makeover Paintings:
I will Follow You
Madeleine and Tango
8 by 10 inch Watercolor  by LindaLMartinArtist
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Remember that Watson and Tango are both up for adoption at the Ft Collins Mustang Make over.  The Ft Collins Makeover is  June 10th and 11th. The Sale is on Sunday June 12th.  The final Makeover paintings  will be the week after the event.  In the mean time  the Week of the Make over the R&M Mustang Program horses for the Supreme will be introduced on Tuesday June 7th in a group painting.You can read more about the event on www.
You can follow Madeleine LeClerc and Robert Carlson and the horses they have In training on their facebook page:
Painting Special For Those on a Budget
Single Horse Painting Special for those who want to commission a painting of their horse. You can contact me at or or through face book mail. The special is:
1 horse no background 9 by 6 inches watercolor $55 plus shipping and Handling. Free S&H for additional paintings. Owner provides the photography.  Mention Alder Hill Farm Rescue and a portion will go to them for the Sanctuary Mustangs.
 You can support Alder Hill Farm Directly by going to their Website:
Alder Hill Farm is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charity in the State of Missouri
Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend as we remember those on duty and those who have gone before. God Bless our Troops and their Families. God Bless All that Support them. And God Bless The USA!