Saturday, July 2, 2011

This week on the Mustang A Day Challenge: Guest Artists Week July 4th-8th

Guest Artists Week
When I begin this project last year, I decided to work into the process several vacation days, as well as Holidays. This Week on the Mustang A Day challenge I will be hosting 4 of my favorite Mustang Artists. These are 4 remarkable women who are daily working at their craft. They all both admire and are dedicated to loving of the Mustangs.

July 4th: Day off!   Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July as we will all Celebrate Independence Day here in the USA!!! 

Day 1: Tuesday July 5th. The first Guest Artist is Karen Mclain has been refining her skills painting  from life out on the range  in Arizona all year and it finally paid off in an amazing way. Not only is she gaining in notoriety and popularity with the Mustang Public, her work has won her national recognition and she was invited to join the prestigious Western Artists of America organization.

Day2: Wednesday July 6th   Oregon equine artist, Michelle Severe. Michelle is an artist and illustrator. One of her more recent collaborations is with  writer and horsewoman Andi Harmon. Michelle illustrated  Andi’s book Oregon's Living Legends. Michelle is going to lead us through her process as she paints one of the most renowned and very special stars from in the Steens Mountain Ranges, a beautiful mare named Charm.
Artist Karen Mclain painting from life a herd of wild horses. Karen will be
among the 4 guest artists on the Mustang A Day Challenge blog this week.
Photo by Becky Standridge
 Day 3: Thursday July 7th  A dear friend of mine living outside of Springfield, Mo. Jennifer Beers is a solid craftsman and a third generation artist. As a single mom she supported herself and her children  with her wood working and wood burning business. These days she is a new grandmother and promotes her product line through etsy and facebook. When she first saw the mustangs of Sand Wash Basin HMA she was inspired by the photography of  wild life photographers and soon collaborated on several projects. And she has more planned in the future.

Day 4: Friday July 8th I have the great pleasure of hosting  Sonya Malecky Spaziani better known a the Cow Girl on Coffee or

This is the cover Art by Michelle Severe for
Oregon's Living Legends by Andi Harmon.
The book is available for sale through
Special Thank you to Andi for the use
of the cover image.
 Mustang Meg to many of her followers on facebook. This amazing artist, also from Oregon, is a  mother,   an extremely entertaining writer, photographer and a wild mustang advocate. As I write this she has just returned from a visit to the Steens Mountain HMA where she and friends spent a few days visiting the famous Kiger Mustangs.


I want to thank all of you wonderful mustang loving women artists for participating in this effort and for giving me a little break from painting. 

The next painting for the Mustang A Day Challenge will be on Monday July11th.  Please stop in an comment this week and make the guest  artists feel welcome.  Happy Trails and Many blessings. ~Linda

Call To Artists:
There are many more Artists out there that paint horses, the west, wildlife and Mustangs. However we only had 4 open Slots this week on the Schedule. So we will be scheduling again on the  first week of  October for the week of Thanksgiving. If you are an artist that paints mustangs please drop me an email at and  I will put you on the schedule.

Stay safe and enjoy the Holiday.