Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Inspiration

I always seem to end up taking photos on Christmas day, and this year was no exception. Some of the photos were just funny, and some potential inspiration for future paintings. Come January, when some of the horses ship out and the workload on the farm is a bit lighter, I hope to get going on some new work while continuing the commissions still on the go. The photo above is of the two boys, the weanlings, and it's one that I just like as a photo, so I might not paint it.

The next one would fit in my "horses being bad" series. I think it already has a caption: "Sometimes life just bites you in the butt!" That would be Gracie, who has taken it upon herself to boss around Peaker!

Above is the Christmas commission that went to Ireland. This is an 8 x 10 oil sketch/study of Ozzie and Duke. I'm hoping the recipient enjoys it!


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Lovely painting Linda they will be thrilled to bits with it. I love mine :))

Karen Thumm said...

Great photos, Linda. I also love your oil sketch. You did a really nice job with it.

Kathleen said...

Great painting and photos - I love the weanlings =) That would make a great painting, too. And Gracie is just too funny =p

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks everyone. Hope you all had a good holiday. On to 2010!