Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hello again

Thanks Debbie for helping me figure out this blogging thing. I miss interacting with everyone here, but I've made a New Year's resolution to get more involved (now that I know how!) Happy Holidays.

Upcoming Photography Workshops

We would like to share several exciting workshops being offered through the Equine Photographers Network for 2012.

In March popular German photographer Gabriele Boiselle will be in the Wellington, Florida area for two sessions. Gabriele is known for her dramatic photos of Friesians and other baroque breeds and her calendars and books are sold around the world. Her workshops will amaze, inspire and educate you, not only in photography but our connection with horses. Find the info here. These workshops are filling quickly!

In early May the ever popular Colorado Cowboys Workshop and Great American Horse Drive will be offered. This is an event like no other and the unparallelled opportunity and access to photograph the western lifestyle, real deal cowboys and cowgirls and large herds of horses. Scott Trees, Carien Schippers and Nikon rep Mark Kettenhofen will lead sessions, Nikon gear will be available to try out and Photoshop guru Sherron Sheppard will lead two sessions on photoshop techniques. See you in Craig!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Equine Elegance

While driving through Coloma State Park in Northern California, I noticed this horse pulling a buggy full of passengers. This elegant horse stopped a few minutes to wait for traffic. I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped this shot as he was bowing his head. I couldn't wait to do this painting with all the beautiful reflections bouncing off of the white horse. It was a stunning fall day ... a perfect day to go on a buggy ride.

Investigators, Guest Artist on the Painting A Mustang A Day Challenge Blog, By Debbie Flood

                       Investigators Large Web view

I finished the Watercolor Investigators. This painting is 12 x 16 and depicts two burros who are 'Knoxville' and 'Hood'. This painting was created for another blog, that I was asked to be a guest artist on. The blog is Mustang Challenge A Day by Linda L. Martin. 

There you will learn about Linda's project, as well as the info on the cute Burros and their 'mom' Debra Gulley, who supplied me with images of the two boys.

I enjoyed putting these guys in the Arizona (Sedona) landscape.

Inquiries to purchase, and also Gallery Owners who would like to Represent my work should be directed to

Thank you,

Debbie Flood 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Clear for Take Off

Clear for Take Off

I started work on this piece quite some time ago.. and just could work out what it was that I wasnt happy with... finally decided that it needed a change of back ground colour.. so out came the black and now I feel its working much better makes the horse and rider stand out.

Clear for Take Off
23" x 25"
Mixed Media

$1200 unframed + shipping

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome
Original Artwork for sale

Payment plan & Gift vouchers

Pay Pal welcome

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunglow II

The original painting to Sunglow was stolen a few years ago. I have decided to paint this over again and I like the results better than the first one. I have been painting white horses lately, because they are a challenge. There's reflective colors everywhere and if you don't put them in the right place, the painting won't read right. This painting is available. Please contact the artist at

Sunday, November 27, 2011

“The Climb” Wins the ‘President’s Award’ International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

by Debbie Flood

The Climb Medium Web view

The Studio of Debbie Flood is very proud to announce that the Watercolor Painting The climb has won the President’s Award at the International Museum of Art, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011 in El Paso, Texas.

The Sun Bowl Exhibit is an Annual International juried competition, this year juried by Tim Gallegly, Nationally known artist.

This is the second year that Debbie has had work accepted in this prestigious Museum Exhibit and Sale.

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest's longest running art exhibit.  Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.

Each year, the International Museum of Art sponsors the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, a juried competition featuring the top artists from all over the country. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Sun Bowl festivities, and typically runs from November to December. Check our calendar for exact dates.

Since the International Museum of Art is along the Sun Bowl Parade route and houses the Sun Bowl sponsor parade viewing party, this exhibit provides an opportunity for all involved in the Sun Bowl festivities to see this yearly show.

This year the Exhibit runs November 5 – December 31, 2011

While the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is on display, the public is welcome to come and view the works at this, the Southwest’s largest juried art exhibit. All items on display in the exhibit are available for purchase and selected items are also available in our online store.

Other works of Debbie’s that are hanging in this Exhibit include the Grumpy Draft Pictured below:

Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

And Rumbles in the sky pictured below.

Rumbles in the sky Medium Web view

We wish to thank everyone who follows and supports the Art of Debbie Flood. Without all of you, these milestones would not be possible.

~Debbie Flood

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Progress on the Black Horse and Cowboy on the run “Moon shine run” Watercolor by Debbie Flood


Moon shine run progress 6 Medium Web view

Moon shine run progress 5 Medium Web view

The lower photo shows the progress from Sunday and Monday.

The top photo shows today’s progress. Today I worked on the rider’s face. Strangely enough, he came out looking like Kenny Rodgers, or Santa Clause! ha ha…pick one! I would rather not think of Santa Clause going after Moon-Shine…ha ha, so I shall pick it to be Kenny Rodgers. I mean, after all, he did play the Gambler, and sang a few of those ‘tough’ songs.

Other areas I worked on were the rider’s jacket, and down the left leg and stirrup. I am having such fun with this painting!

Today, I went and took care of my Print Proofs at the printer’s. Three new paintings are ready for print orders. The proofs look wonderful! We are all set to start the Limited Edition Run of 50 and also, I am introducing Original Hand Painted Prints! These Prints are 100% Archival, printed on Arches Velvet Watercolor Paper. A nice heavy paper too. I hand paint with my watercolors into the print. It creates a nice rich glow, that cannot be achieved by printing alone. These prints are a little more expensive to purchase, but so worth it! They come with a Certificate of Authenticity, so you know you are getting a genuine Debbie Flood Original Hand Painted Print. They are also hand signed by the Artist.

New Release Prints available are:

Angels walk among us Medium Web view

Angels walk among us

Limited Edition of 50. 19 x 22 Inches $250.00 Not Framed

Hand Painted Print. 19 x 22 Inches $450.00 Not Framed

Tell me it's ok Large Web view        

Tell me it’s ok

Limited Edition of 50. 14.5 x 11 Inches $70.00 Not Framed

Hand Painted Print. 14.5 x 11 Inches $170.00 Not Framed

Minor adjustments Large Web view

Minor Adjustments

Limited Edition of 50. 15 x 18 Inches $100.00 Not Framed.

Hand Painted Print. 15 x 18 Inches $350.00 Not Framed


If you are interested in Framing, Please contact the Studio for price quotes and also shipping quotes. All Prints will be double matted in an off white mat with either a wood or metal frame, decided by the Customer at the time of ordering.

Paypal is accepted and encouraged, but the Studio also accepts Personal Checks as well as Money Orders and Bank Checks.

Down Payments and Monthly Payment Plans are also available.

Please Allow 3-4 weeks for Delivery of your un-framed Print in the USA.

Allow 6-8 Weeks for Delivery of a Framed Print in the USA. 

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you, and to help you add to your collection, or to start your new Debbie Flood Collections.           

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Royal Gardener's Eden

Just finished a commission this week, a portrait of Eden will bring much joy to the presently broken hearts of her owners. She died suddenly in October, and her owners are devastated. However, they have watched as the painting progressed on my own blog,, and told me the painting has brought her back to life for them. What more could an artist ask for? My job is to make people very, very happy--because when they're happy, so am I!

‘Moon Shine Run’, Black horse, Cowboy, Full Tilt through the Canyon Desert at Night! In Progress By Debbie Flood


Moon shine run progress 3 Medium Web view

How exciting! Riding full tilt through a Canyon Desert at night! Nothing but the light of Moon illuminating the way!

I’ve been wanting to paint a Moon light scene for a few months now. I just never seemed to have the right composition or story for the night scene. Then the other evening, I was browsing through my photos, I had taken at various horse events here in Maine, and found this man and horse, full gallop! I thought about the rocks I had seen when I was in Arizona, and how they jutted up out of the ground and reached for the sky. I thought about the cactus, and prickly pear, that grew there, and decided to put this pair in that scene. As I got it sketched out, I realized, that it would be even more exciting, to have them full tilt at night! And the play on words for a title came to mind Moon shine run. This Watercolor Painting is 20 x 16 inches on 300lb Arches Cold Press Paper.

I’m having a lot of fun with this one. It seems to be really stretching my brain! The angles, the shadows, and the light that is absent of warmth. The Moon is behind them, so there is the outline of moonshine on their outer edges.

This painting will be taking a lot of layers to get the colors toned down and give the atmosphere of night.

~Debbie Flood

Monday, November 14, 2011

“Canyon Shadows” and “Minor Adjustments” Western Art Watercolors by Debbie Flood


Canyon shadows Medium Web view

I finished two watercolors, since I last posted.

This one is Canyon shadows, 16 x 16 inches square on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper.

During my trips out West, I saw a lot of different rock formations, and the shadows became spirits of the west, to me. Large birds of prey would fly over-head and their shadows would flicker across the ground, rocks, and on me. When I started this painting, I didn’t have a thought about those shadows, until I got a little more into the painting, and I realized what was spooking the horse and making the young Cowgirl look quickly. This shadow of the Eagle coasts across the canyon and soars up across the horse and rider. I could have worked up more detail in the background and brought you along on my exact journey, but because I see so many different things in this painting, I decided to stop here, and let you ‘see’ what might be there, for spirits, feelings, and shapes. Enjoy.

I want to thank Darren Corson, for the use of his gorgeous Eagle in flight photograph, for the shape of this Eagle shadow.


Minor adjustments Large Web view

Minor adjustments 15 x 18 Watercolor on 300lb Arches paper.

This New Mexico Watercolor painting is finally finished. This one is headed to the Photographer and Printer Tomorrow. If you are interested in a Limited Edition Print of 50, let me know. The prints will be the same size as the original on velvet Watercolor paper with a one inch white border. $100.00 USD.

This painting is of the Tour Guide that took me and a few others out on a Horse back ride in the forests and Mountains of Angel Fire, New Mexico. I just love the land out there, and the horses were great!

I hope you enjoy these two paintings, and if you are interested in purchasing, as always, you can send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great week.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ranch rodeo cowboy....

Cowboy on Blaze Faced Sorrel Horse wrappedcanvas
Cowboy on Blaze Faced Sorrel Horse by thecowboystore

Beautiful blaze faced sorrel horse at the rodeo-this image shows the working gear of a real cowboy.  This photo was taken at a genuine Montana Ranch Rodeo.  Ranch rodeo is a bit different from other rodeos.  In these rodeos, local cowboys from neighboring ranches get together, form teams and compete against each other for the big prizes.
Events are a bit different from rodeo events, and are more like actual work performed on the ranch.
When you watch a ranch rodeo, chances are, you know many of the contestants, and you're very involved with the outcome and the antics that produce that outcome!  The wild cow milking is one of everyone's favorite events.
This horse and rider are just waiting for their turn, to rope a calf for the "branding" event.
Hope you enjoyed hearing about ranch rodeo and seeing this image.
Donna Ridgway

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Sale on Western Art Prints & A Book! by Debbie Flood

American honey Medium Web view

American Honey:

Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "American Honey" left here in the Studio. These prints are 10 x 9.25 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me


Best seat in the house Medium Web view

Best seat in the house:
Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "Best seat in the house" left here in the Studio. These prints are 9.5 x 10 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me


Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

Grumpy Draft:

Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "Grumpy draft" left here in the Studio. These prints are 10 x 12 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me

For more Prints, visit the website of Debbie Flood.


Children and their 4-Legged Friends, A Series of  Watercolor Paintings and Poems by Debbie Flood.

book1 Medium Web view

This is the 1st book to go to print by Debbie Flood.

There are a few books left in the studio and they are now on sale.

Soft Cover Sale Price: $27.95

Hard Cover with Dust Jacket: $38.95                                                 

Shipping is separate.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Group exhibit in Southern Pines, NC includes horse sculptures by Morgen Kilbourn

My first show is going on for the next 6 weeks at the Campbell House in the very horsie community of Southern Pines NC. My first bronze artist’s proof, hot out of the foundry (!) was featured in the show along with 10 other sculptures. In the gift shop they also have some pins and magnets I’ve done to make some affordable fun works for all ages.

The exhibit features artists Jane Casnellie, Tony Corcoran, (me) Morgen Kilbourn, Diane Kraudelt and Karen Meredith. On exhibit through December 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays. Free and open to the public. Info., 910-692-ARTS (2787) or’

Opening night on Friday evening was packed to the rafters with a near record 250 attendees. I’m sure in part this was due to this wonderful write up in the “The Pilot”;

It was such an honor to be asked to include my work in this show with such talented artists! Everyone's support really helped me to overcome being nervous in my first time out. Jane's skill as a hostess ensured that everyone had a wonderful time!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Ziggy is my latest equine commission.. my client commissioned Ziggy for her friends wedding present... 

Portraits make not only wonderful memory pieces for yourself of that special animal that has shared your life... They also make great gifts for special occasions..

10" x 14"

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome worldwide
Original Art Work for sale

Payment plan and gift vouchers available

Pay Pal Accepted

Halloween Stallion, oil pastel painting by Carol Engles

12 x 16 oil pastel on paper.

Happy Halloween!

California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

Monday, October 24, 2011

Watercolor Progress on Western Horse and Cowgirl “Tell me it’s ok” by Debbie Flood


Tell me its ok progress 6 Large Web view

Tell me its ok progress 6 Medium Web view

Tell me its ok progress 4 Medium Web view

See….I have been working! This is a new watercolor that I started last week, I think. I get painting and the weeks all mesh together and time flies and I lose track of where I am on the calendar!

The title of this one is Tell me it’s ok. Watercolor on Arches 300lb paper.

Size: 14.5 x 11

The photo at the top of this post is where I have left off, on the progress for today. And I’ll be back at it tomorrow. I ‘m having trouble pulling my eyes away from this one. I love the colors, the composition and the story. The whole package! I took the reference photo here in Maine, at a horse show, and placed them in the New Mexico Landscape. This young lady was working with this horse, and taking him through the trail class, getting used to scary things, such as tarps and orange cones, that could jump up and eat him! I loved the communication that was going on between the two of them. So much trust was being learned that day.

Thank you for watching and reading.

Debbie Flood

Sunday, October 23, 2011

International Museum of Art of El Paso, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011 by Debbie Flood

I’m very pleased to announce that three of my watercolors were accepted into the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011. El Paso Texas. November 4 ~ December 31, 2011.

This is a mile stone for me! Why ?, you ask? , I have entered this exhibit in the past, (Artists are allowed to enter three works to be juried by a Museum Committee) and I’ve only been able to get one out of the three accepted. This year, all three were accepted! That’s huge for me!

The three paintings that have been accepted are:

Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

Grumpy Draft Watercolor

Rumbles in the sky Medium Web view

Rumbles in the sky Watercolor

The Climb Medium Web view

The climb Watercolor

If you click on the photos above, they will enlarge for better viewing. Just remember to click on your ‘back’ button, to come back to this Blog.

Thank you for reading my fun news.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Secrets of the Wind by Linda Snider Ward

"Secrets of the Wind" is a small 5" x 7" watercolor. It's part of a series titled "Sun Horse". It's available for $65.00 in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Horse Painting Giveaway by a Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Horse of Color Giveaway
6 x 6 inches  Acrylic on Canvas

Color abounds in this tiny Equine Art, the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Lets make this a giveaway. Email me and I will put your name into
a drawing and on Saturday I will announce the winner.
I will have Sheriff Paul pull the name out of the bowl.


Contact me to register to win. Laurie

 ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011 
  Contact me for your own commissioned painting: Laurie    

Everything is a Blessing, Look for the Light.

There are times things look bleak.
There are times people get sick and die.
There are times you may lose your job or cannot pay a bill.
There are times your house may burn down.
There are times your spouse may leave you.
While it may be hard to believe, all of these things will result in blessings.

Click here to read more....


Friday, October 14, 2011

Andalusian Inspiration

©2011 Artist: Sheri Cook
6 x8 Watercolor and Ink
The Andalusian and Lusitano National Horse Show
is in Fort Worth, Texas this week and I am inspired!
Fabulous horses!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Valeroso Three, equine ink drawing by Carol Engles

14 x 16 ink on paper. This drawing was inspired by our Peruvian stallion, Valeroso.

California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

‘Whispers on the wind’ Watercolor of Gray-White Quarter Horse in New Mexico by Debbie Flood

                      Whispers on the windJPG Medium Web view

‘Whispers on the wind’ 12 x 18 Watercolor

$800.00 No Frame

$1,200.00 Framed.

The end of June, 2011, I was in Angel Fire New Mexico, riding a great horse through the National Forests and Mountains of Angel Fire and over looking Eagle Nest Lake. What a gorgeous day that was. Filled with magic for me. Something like a Cinderella Story. The Prince of the story was the place, horses and Gallery Exhibit for me. 

This painting isn’t the horse that I rode, but it is one that was at the Ranch that day. Gorgeous white-gray Quarter Horse. The wind was blowing up dust devils and this horse was on the watch and listening for something in the wind.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Colors of Equus 2011 Opens Online October 3–December 31, 2011


                            IEA Fall Marti Adrien FallColors Medium Web view

                                  Marti Adrian Watercolor

It’s an online extravaganza! This All Member Exhibit by the International Equine Artists is one online exhibit you do not want to miss!

Three pages of gorgeous art depicting the Equine, encircled in the joy of Autumn!

There is People Choice Voting with Sponsorship by the International Equine Artists.

See a work of art that you love? Or maybe you love that Artist’s style?? There is a Contact link under each piece of Art, for you to contact the Artist directly.


The IEA is very proud of it’s members!


~Debbie Flood, IEA Founder & Administrator 

Friday, September 30, 2011

30 Days 30 Paintings

©2011 Artist: Sheri Cook
Thirty 3 x 5 watercolor and ink Index Card Paintings
featuring wonderful Gypsy Horses!