Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 Photo A Day challenge

Some of us equine photographers are participating in a 2011 Photo A Day challenge. The only rule is to take one photo of anything each and every day with any kind of camera. I am finding my viewpoint changing, how I am seeing things, plus doing and planning more experimentation. If I get super busy sometimes, there are always adorable pets and horses here. You can see the photos in my 2011 Photo A Day facebook album here:
and comments are always welcome.




During the weekend I attended the Shoalhaven Dressage Clubs 25th Anniversary competition.. setting up a display of my artwork.. as something a little different I decided to do a live demonstration of a pastel portrait.

It was a lot of fun and nice to know that people knew exactly who it was I was drawing with out me having to tell them... A big Frisian stallion named The Wizard.

Majestic is now finished and offered for sale

20" x 25"
pastel - unframed
$1000.00 + shipping

Catherin McMillan


Pay pal accepted

Saturday, January 29, 2011

River Bank, Horse Oil Paintings for Sale, Abstract Equine Art by Laurie Pace

'River Bank'
24 x 30  Oil on Canvas
Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011
"Summer Paint" 9x12 alkyd oil on panel

   A lovely palomino paint mare grazes peacefully in a grassy field dotted with summer wildflowers. Attended by her entourage of snowy egrets that eagerly snap up the disturbed insects in her path, the mare moves contentedly from grass tuft to tuft, sampling the various grasses in her home pasture.
Currently for sale on ebay.  To view more detail images or purchase this painting Click Here!

More work by Kerry Nelson is available at these links;

"Forest Unicorn" 12x12 oil on canvas by Kerry Nelson

Mysterious and beautiful, a wily unicorn eludes discovery as he gracefully disappears into the forest cover.  This oil on canvas was painted in a slightly more impressionistic manner from my usual as a 'relaxation and loosen-upper' after the really tightly detailed work I have been doing on the centaur paintings.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable little painting that now needs a new home...I'm out of room here, ha!  It is currently listed for sale on ebay and you can view the listing for more detail images or purchase the painting by clicking this link: Purchase Link

More work by Kerry Nelson is available at;

"Forest Unicorn" 12x12 inches on 3/4" gallery wrap canvas

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dancing in the Leaves SOLD at the Dutch Art Gallery. Equine Art Horse Oil Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

'Dancing In The Leaves'
30 x 40  Oil on Canvas

SOLD at the Dutch Art Gallery on Friday! Thank you.
Pam left a message on my phone yesterday that Dancing in the Leaves had a new home! I am thrilled and pray that the new owners enjoy the energy and colors in this dynamic painting.
God is good. All the time, God is good.

For your own Commissioned painting, Contact me. Laurie
   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Thomas Allen Pauly" Facebook Fan Page Winners

Thank you for joining the Thomas Allen Pauly Facebook Fan Page ...I decided to double my offer, I will be giving 2 signed art prints to 20 fans...The winners are: Catherin McMillian, Mary Montgomery, Barn Rat, Jaime Claire Corum, Patrick Coyne, Leslie Bonnette, Debbie Beye - Barwick, Joyce Canaday, Marcie Heacox, Christine Collins Wokojance, Maylan Studart, Laura Skamser, Tom Chapman, Jerry Daker, Victoria Colville, Judy Maass Gadwood, Lori Nieboer, R Kathy Oakhem Losch, Wendy French and Dee Young...Watch for more upcoming fan appreciation art prints...

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Thomas Allen Pauly - The Fine Art of Racing" Facebook Fan Page

The Clock's Ticking down the hours until midnight. 
..If you're not fan yet...Please join the "Thomas Allen Pauly - The Fine Art of Racing" Fan Page. After joining, post a message stating you're a new fan. On January 25, ten names will be chosen at random to win signed Thomas Allen Pauly fine art prints. Invite your friends. Thanks, Tom....!/pages/Thomas-Allen-Pauly/131869679939?v=info
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Race with the Sun - Horse Oil Paintings- Texas Equine Artist Laurie Justus Pace

A Race with the Sun

20 x 30 x 2  Oil on Canvas

Contact me to purchase this painting or for commission work. Laurie
© Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Every motion, every color captures the race of the painted pony with the sun as it moves across the sky.
Laurie Pace

Roan horse in a snow storm by Donna Ridgway.

Purchase roan horse in a blizzard in my etsy shop

Look at the top of his tail.  Doesn't that flared spot make you think of Yosemite Sam?  I love how the wind does that to horses' tails. :)

Robert and I found this horse on the Fairfield Bench, near Vaughn, Montana.  The day was freezing cold, the wind was bitter, and a veil of snow fell between us and this roan horse.  It was a glorious day to find such a beautiful creature!

This image can also be purchased as note cards, prints and posters on my site at Red Bubble.  Roan horse by Donna Ridgway.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Prairie Camouflage, Montana horse photo by Donna Ridgway

 Prairie Camouflage, Montana horse photo by Donna Ridgway.

These horses live near my home in Vaughn, Montana.  We went out this stormy day, to take photos because we love the atmosphere we find when the snow is falling, the wind is blowing, and the sun is hiding.  If these horses were wild, they'd have perfect camouflage!

This image is calm, relaxing, and fun, because you look at it twice then the horses begin to stand out.  These horses will bring some nice emotions into your home!

I hope you're enjoying Montana photos by Donna Ridgway.

All Legs!

This sharp little filly was born several years ago...she was part Tennessee Walker. The beautiful markings and four white leggings really made her stand out. When you saw her in motion, all you saw was her flashy little legs. I had difficulty painting on such a small format...this is a 6x8 panel done in oils.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Zenyatta the Queen

"Zenyatta the Queen"

"Zenyatta - Mike Smith up" by Thomas Allen Pauly - watercolor
...Zenyatta, Thank you for being the perfect model for my paintings, drawings and video ... Congratulations on your Horse of the Year Award... 
"Zenyatta the Queen" - Video by Thomas Allen Pauly

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"NEW BORN" by Pat Schermerhorn

Thought I would add a new piece of mine. "New Born" 6x8 and pen and ink pointillism.
This little guy was less than a day old and born at a horse show in Minot, North Dakota a few years ago. He was the hit of the show.


HI everyone. Phew didn't think I would get through all these hoops in order to meet and visit with my fellow equestrian artists. I am called Marley, I hope to get to know you all better :-)

I will post a WIP I have been playing with. Not a serious painting, but was in a snowy mood considering the weather we have been having....I just called this "December" I still have more I want to do with it, and then will spray with snow falling,...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Desert Princess by Catherin McMillan

Desert  Princess

Ive wanted to try a black on black work for such a long time.. but being such a fuss pot when it comes to reference photos .. it took awhile until I found just the right image to try this.

It was a lot of fun working out which parts to leave the same colour as the paper that is no colour added to the paper at all.. In some places I had to remove pastel as with all the blending those spots lost that pure black of the paper..

Ive had a suggestion that I should try a leopard appy in a snow storm.. now that would be a challenge ☺

Desert Princess
22" x 25"
Pastel on canson pastel paper

inquires can come directly to me
Lay byes welcome

Catherin McMillan

Commissions accepted
Original artwork for sale

Lay byes and gift vouchers available

Pay Pal Accepted

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brush and floss every day!

Do you have to remind your kids to brush and floss their teeth?  Let this mule do it for you! :)

Specially designed for you and your family by Donna Ridgway and this mule who lives along the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rumbles in the Sky Western Watercolor by Debbie Flood

This is my latest Watercolor painting, Rumbles in the sky. This painting is 22 x 29 inches on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper. $2,500.00 Inquiries to purchase may come to my email, Thank you.
This painting went relatively easy, to my surprise. I have never painted this large in watercolor before. But given the subject matter and what I wanted to say in the painting, it needed to be painted large. I photographed the subject at a Barrel Racing event. It was mid morning and the morning light was illuminating her braid, hat and the horse, bouncing light around on the white markings of the Paint Horse. In order to show these elements, it just had to be a large image.

If you would like to see this work evolve as a work in progress, you can view all the entries on my Blog at All my studio updates, news and recent works & exhibits are posted there.

To view my body of work, and About me, go to

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Thank you and have a creative day!
~Debbie Flood

Monday, January 10, 2011

Secretariat Book Features Thomas Allen Pauly Painting

Waiting for Secretariat painting by Thomas Allen Pauly featured in Secretariat's Meadow book.

Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend by Kate Chenery Tweedy & Leeanne Ladin featured my oil painting titled Waiting for Secretariat. The original oil painting is in the collection of Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery. I was commissioned by Arlington Park Racetrack to portray her racing silks and the portrait was presented to Ms. Chenery as their inaugural Woman in Racing award.

Thomas Allen Pauly with Secretariat's Meadow's author Kate Chenery Tweedy
Penny Chenery, Waiting for Secretariat and Thomas Allen Pauly

Video: The Art of Secretariat by Thomas Allen Pauly

I was most honored when Kate Chenery Tweedy (Penny's daughter) asked if she could feature the portrait in her book about Secretariat and her family. It is a wonderful book and was released a month before the very successful Secretariat movie debut. Congratulations to all...

Artist Website Webinar

Hello Felloe IEAs, the following is an invitation to a webinar on Tuesday, January 11th at 6PM PST. It is being directed by the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Phoenix Arizona to help artists make their websites more professional and productive. Below is the information for you to view and decide if you are interested in participating. Number of people who can be involved are limited…. Hope to see you there “online”. Gabrielle England.

By: Xanadu Gallery
Web Broadcast An Artist's Website is a Terrible Thing to Waste . . .
Join us for a FREE Web Broadcast on January 11

Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
The internet, such great promise, and yet for many artists it is a promise unfulfilled. With the advent of the internet 15+ years ago there was great excitement among artists as a whole new world of possibilities opened. Suddenly, an artist could have his/her own virtual gallery open 24 hours a day to visitors from around the world. Unimaginable sales were sure to follow . . . or were they?While I meet very few artists who don't have websites, I meet fewer still who are satisfied with the performance of their sites. Over the past several months, I have met several artists who have actually abandoned their sites. They didn't feel it was worth the time, effort and expense to maintain a site that wasn't attracting visitors, let alone selling art. Perhaps you have felt the same way.I want to encourage you to not yet give up. In fact, I want to encourage you to look at your site in a new way and recommit yourself to getting your website updated and up to speed. I am convinced that the future of the art business is online.That may come as a bit of a surprise, considering I am a gallery owner, and depend on collectors coming to me to find art. What do I have to gain if buyers are going directly to artists through their website? Many galleries are trying to prevent their artists from actively promoting their work on line. I see things a bit differently. I believe that by working together to promote online sales, artists and galleries (not to mention collectors) can benefit.I want to invite you to join me on Tuesday evening for a free, one-hour broadcast on all things internet+art. The broadcast will answer the following questions:
Should you design, create and maintain your own site?What information should be included on your website?What should your site look like?How much art should you include on your site?Should you include artwork pricing information on your site?How much contact information should you include on your site?What else should you include on your site? What should you avoid?How often should you update your site?
Registration is free, but limited, so sign up now.

Also, I am going to ask you to do two things once you've registered:
Forward this invitation to two artist friends who you feel would benefit from the broadcast
If you haven't already, friend me on Facebook ( or follow me on Twitter (
Also, during this session, I will be doing live reviews/critiques of 2-3 websites - if you would like your site considered for review, send me a link to the site at and be sure to include in the subject line "SiteReview". Just be prepared, I tend to be blunt.
I would also love to hear success stories if you have done something on your site to get more traffic or generate sales. Email me at and be sure to write "WebSuccess" in the subject line.

Web Broadcast An Artist's Website is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST (Includes Arizona)7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Work in Progress "Rumbles in the sky" Watercolor by Debbie Flood

I've been working on this new watercolor, in between administrating the International Equine Artists (Which I enjoy!).
This watercolor is my first Watercolor this large! It is on a Full Sheet, 23 x 30 300lb Arches Watercolor paper. Wow, who knew I would love working so large! When I photographed this Cowgirl and Paint Horse, I loved the morning light that was cast upon her braided hair, and the horse! Especially the light that bounced and reflected on the white parts of the horse. I just knew I had to paint this large, and put them out in the wilderness, out where they could be free to roam and be at peace with one's thoughts.
The painting is almost finished. Just a few more things to add to it.
I'll post the finished painting when it's complete.
Thank you for reading our Blog!

Merv Griffin Acquires Thomas Allen Pauly's "Stevie Wonderboy" Painting

...While viewing the CNBC "Titans" program featuring Merv Griffin, it reminded me of the time when I was an AT&T repairman and I was installing a phone line at the Board of Trade. I was running this wire in a ceiling and it was a god-awful day, everything was going wrong. And then I received this call from Merv Griffin's office wanting to purchase my painting of his champion "Stevie Wonderboy". It was a very surreal experience to have my head stuck in this drop ceiling while talking to Merv Griffin's office. I was told that he hung the portrait prominently in his office...Thomas Allen Pauly,

Welcome to the International Equine Artists Blog

Welcome to the International Equine Artists Member's Blog.
The IEA was Founded in September of 2010 by Equine Artist Debbie Flood.
This group has been created to promote the Equine Artist, as well as creating a place of learning and sharing through the Private Member's Forum and other means of communication with one another.
It is our hope that you will subscribe to this Blog, pass along links and enjoy the equine art of the IEA Members!

~Debbie Flood, Founder & Administrator of the IEA