Monday, April 25, 2011

The Kentucky Derby Features the Equine Art of Chicago Artist Thomas Allen Pauly

The Fine Art of Racing and The Game is pleased to announce that the artwork of equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly, who has portrayed many of the greatest Thoroughbreds and jockeys in the sport of horse racing, will once again be
featured in a solo art exhibit
at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

"I have always been fascinated by the excitement and the beauty of horse racing
and the regal jockeys up on their elegant champions," Pauly says.
"I have photographed and sketched every Derby since 1999 and I still get choked up during the playing of My Old Kentucky Home as they go to post."

The show will run May 6 - May 7 at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Fine Art of Racing gallery will be located on the 5th floor Finish Line Suites Terrace.

The Game will present Pauly's collection of Thoroughbreds and jockeys inspired by his extensive travels throughout the country. The exhibit will feature original oils, watercolors, mixed media and graphites. Among the highlights of the exhibition is the life-size jockey portrait featuring the silks of last year's Kentucky Derby owner WinStar Farms. Throughout the event, Mr. Pauly will also be painting live at his Fine Art of Racing gallery.



Thomas Allen Pauly, The Fine Art of Racing

Since 1978, award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has portrayed some of the finest horses and jockeys in the country. Born and raised in Chicago, his love of the sport emerged in the Sportsman's Park's winner circle when his friend's horse named Rusty Win captured the feature race by five lengths. He was hooked.

Pauly depicted the who's who in Thoroughbred racing in a portrait series commissioned by Arlington International Racecourse. In 2006, Churchill Downs selected Pauly as the Official Artist of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Commemorative Print. His painting of Barbaro was published as their Official Fan Appreciation Commemorative Art Print.

In 2010 & 2011, Churchill Downs invited Pauly to have a solo art exhibit during the
Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Also, his artwork was featured on the hit reality show
Undercover Boss which featured the COO of Churchill Downs Bill Carstenjen.
Pauly was recently selected as the Official Artist of the 2011 Iroquois Steeplechase.

He is an avid supporter of The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).

Pauly's portraits are known for their accuracy, their energy, their sentiment and their
celebration of achievement. To view Thomas Allen Pauly's portfolio, please visit
www.horseartist.com.

Chocolate Stallion, abstract equine art by Carol Engles

10 x 14 watercolor, pastel and charcoal on paper.

jcengles@verizon.net

carolenglesart.blogspot.com

California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting White Stallion by Contemporary Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Summer Show at Mirada Fine Art Denver July 2011

White Stallion
 
3 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas
© Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011
Contact me: Laurie

Layers of oil cover the original acrylic base. This may be done and it may not be. It is hanging in the drying room and I will address it next week... but this is the progress on this abstract horse painting...the White Stallion.

The passion of red played into this horse painting and it is very strong in its presence. This painting is for my show in Denver this summer at Mirada Fine Art.

" The measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you."  Mark 4:24
 

ARABIAN HORSE in Watercolors



©2011 Artist: Sheri Cook
4x6 Watercolor Pencil and Ink
on Strathmore 140lbs Watercolor Postcard
http://www.happyhorsestudio.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Getting Acquainted"

It's the time of year for new foals and this mare is keeping a watchful eye on her newborn. She will do a lot of touching and smelling to get acquainted. Before I started oil painting, I used a BIC Ballpoint Pen to draw horses with. It's not easy to get just the right pressure down for shading, so it took me a long time to perfect the medium to my liking. In this drawing, I added a little acrylic for color on top of a patterned mat board. I like the effect and will be doing a series of these. This painting is listed on my website www.barbaragerardmitchell.com under my Equine/Ranch catagory.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Crowning the Hill Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Contemporary Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Crowning the Hill
4 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas     
Not sure if it is done yet, I am still working on it... will take a few weeks to finish it up and two months to dry.  This is a startling visual painting of three horses completed with a palette knife and lots of paint.



© Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011
Contact Me: Laurie 

       
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” - Romans 10:9-10
 
 
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Cowgirl`s Showtime" by L.Scepkova

Introducing my latest art piece:"Cowgirl`s Showtime"

This piece was created as an honor to all cowgirls and cutting horses. Depicting a cutting horse in action ridden by a cowgirl. Because we cowgirls are just as good as tough cowboys! And we can prove it! So this is our showtime!

It was based on my personal experience with these great athletes.

Done in graphite pencil on quality acid-free paper, image size 9x10 in and professionally matted & framed up to 16.5x 16.5 inches. This small piece will take you right in the middle of the action! Prints will be available soon.


Cutting horse lovers and fans, attention please! 
"Cowgirl`s showtime" is heading for an art show in Pendleton, OREGON ! Part of Cattle barons weekend! Come to see it!

The Horse in Art Exhibit, Invitational Seippel Center for the Arts. Debbie Flood

The Horse in Art Exhibit at the Seippel Center for the Arts, Beaver Dam Wisconsin. April 17- June 5, 2011.
This is an Invitational Group Exhibit. My Grumpy draft watercolor painting will be among some wonderful Equine Art there. I'm very honored to be hanging with so many highly acclaimed Artists.
A few Giclee Prints of Grumpy draft will be available at this venue as well.
I hope you are close enough to visit the Exhibit. This exhibit will also be going online as well as being in the Seippel Center. 
~Debbie Flood
http://www.debfloodart.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Boots & Spurs



Boots & Spurs

Boots & Spurs is the 4th completed watercolour painting for the invitational exhibition in August this year... I have to rephotograph it in order to have the white background show up clearer...

I will be offering limited edition of 50 prints of Boots & Spurs ...each print will be signed and no. and come with an authenticity certificate.

There will be 2 sizes on offer A4 @ $50.00 + postage and A3 @ $75.00 + postage

If you would like to reserve a copy of this print drop me an email: catherin@animalarthouse.com 

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome... Original Art Work for sale

Lay byes and gift vouchers available

pay pal accepted

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Best in Show!

I was recently judged Best in Show and Winner of 2 categories (Performance and Black&White) in the Professional Division of the Equine Ideal Photo Contest. I am thrilled and very grateful!!

http://www.internationalequineartists.com/blog.html

My art is heading to Montana!

I have been notified that my art pieces "On the watch" & "Faithfull Eyes" were accepted for Hot Springs juried art show in beautiful Montana (May 8th -June 25th)!!!











Saturday, April 9, 2011

Golden Cloud's Gathering Abstract Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Golden Cloud's Gathering
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas  
 Available...
Not sure if I am done...will decide in a day or two... 
this is another  painting for my show in Denver this summer. It is named after a very famous horse.  Do you know who Golden Cloud was?
This horse painting has countless layers of thick buttery paint applied with a palette knife. 

Available through Mirada Fine Art: Contact Steve 
$4800
© Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011
Contact Laurie.

     

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Luke 10:19-20
 
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