Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Bliss

The summer bliss of that moment just before a luxurious nap in the sun.

Portrait of “Little Man” Mango (Jam) as a 4 month old Thoroughbred colt

Recent 2011 sculpture in clay 6.25” long by 3.5” tall

Sculpted by Morgen Kilbourn after a horse she breed, raised and trained and who meant the world to her. This piece was cast in resin and painted in bronze Sculpt Nouveau metallic coating B with hand finished patina effects.

Commissions taken

For more information contact Morgen directly at;
Equine Art By Morgen Kilbourn

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Equine and Western Watercolors, Opening Gallery Reception in Angel Fire, NM, By Debbie Flood

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Hello from Angel Fire, New Mexico! What a place! Friday night was my Opening Reception of 24 Watercolors at the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery, in Angel Fire, New Mexico. The crowd was great and I met some wonderful people! The food was catered and there was live guitar music!

The night was warm and inviting and buzzing with excitement to meet a gal from Belfast, Maine, painting Western and Equine Watercolor paintings.

The people are so warm and welcoming. It almost feels like home here!

Katherine McDermott, Gallery Owner and Artist, is such a warm and fun person! She has been a wonderful host while I’m here.

I’m staying at the Elk Horn Lodge. I love the room with a view off the balcony towards the ski slopes!

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This has been an amazing trip, and I’ve been taking lots of images for future art! I cannot wait to see what pours out of me!

Ta ta for now,


Abstract Horse Painting, Scattered to the Wind, Equine Art by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

Scattered to the Wind

28 x 42 inches  Oil on Canvas  
      ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011
Contact me to purchase. Laurie

Details 1

Details 2

Painted with Holbein Duo Oils on a custom stretched canvas, this beautiful horse painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace is layered with color and infused with energy.
"Get Thee up into the high mountain." Isaiah 40:9

Friday, June 24, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting Crossing Over, Commissioned Horse Art by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace, Crossing Over

Crossing Over
  Commission SOLD

24 x 36 inches  Oil on Canvas  Signature Painted Pony Pull by Laurie Pace

©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011

Close Up Details 1
 Close Up Details 2


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Feather in my Cap

A Feather in my Cap

A Feather in my Cap is finally finished I decided to rework the horses rump as I want entirely happy with the directional lines on it...

A Feather in My Cap is the second pastel piece I will be taking to the invitational exhibition at the Sedona Art Centre in August this year...

A Feather in My Cap

19" x 25"
Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome
Original art work for sale

Gift Vouchers and Payment plan available

Pay Pal accepted

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Progress on the Western White Horse Watercolor & New Mexico Gallery Opening by Debbie Flood

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Today I was able to get some work done on this watercolor Dancing in the dust. Most of my work was concentrated on the rider. Her face, clothes and hands. There is still a lot more layering of color to do on her, but I do like what I have so far.

I’m not expecting to get this painting completed before I head out to New Mexico.

I’ll be leaving on Wednesday the 22 of June. Flying out, I’ll be landing in Albuquerque and driving North to Angel Fire. I cannot wait to see the Country!  I’ll be updating my Blog and my Facebook Like Page with my adventures of my trip, while there, as long as I have internet connection and as time allows.

The Opening Reception at the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery is June 24th 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

This is the Press Release for the Exhibit:

The Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery will present, Equine Artist, Debbie Flood with an Opening Reception June 24, 2011 from 5:30 pm until 7:30pm.

This is a very special event, never before done. Bringing in a Guest Artist all the way from Maine! Debbie’s Western Themed and Equine Watercolor Paintings will be on display through the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery for a limited time only of 7 days! June 24th- June 30, 2011.

The reception will be the annual resumption of the Gallery's 4th Friday Receptions, which run June through October 5:30-7:30.

There will be live music, hors d' oeuvres and also meet Debbie and view her watercolors in person. Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery is the Premier Gallery in Angel Fire, New Mexico, featuring the finest of local & regional emerging artists.
The Gallery has been in business since 2003. Katherine McDermott is the Artist/Owner representing herself and some 20+ other local and regional artists. The Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery carries paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculpture. The Gallery is located in the Atrium of Centro Plaza, Angel Fire. 3407 Mountain View Blvd. (Hwy 434) Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Contact the Gallery at Visit the Gallery Webpage or Phone 575.613.8184 for more info.

Katherine McDermott is also the Executive Director of the Moreno Valley Arts Council and the Vice President of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Debbie Flood has over 30 years of experience with painting horses in Oils on Canvas and Watercolors on Paper. Her work has been selected for many Museum Exhibits, selected for awards and collectors own her originals throughout the USA and Internationally. She is a Full Member of the National Association of Women Artists, An Associate Member of the National Watercolor Society, An Associate Member of the Texas Watercolor Society and the Founder and Administrator of the International Equine Artists. To learn more about Debbie, visit her website at

Follow this link to view a different press release on the Angel Fire Website


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Feather in my Cap.. work in progress

A Feather in my Cap - work in progress

Its funny how when you look at a work on the computer you can see all the things that  need to be altered...  

Really happy with the progress on A Feather in my Cap so far.. I made a good start on the horse.. though still quite a lot to do on its head and perhaps the direction of that rump curve as well

I blocked in the saddle cloth to give me an idea of where the darks fall on the horses body underneath that saddle colth

A Feather in my Cap
19" x 25"

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome

Original art work for sale

Gift Vouchers and Payment plan available

Pay Pal accepted

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Feather in my Cap.. work in progress

A Feather in my Cap - work in progress

After two weeks out of the studio its so nice to be back and back in full swing.

A Feather in my Cap .. is another of the pastel pieces I will be taking to Arizona with me...
This morning has been spent working on the girls hat, hair and shirt...

The hat and hair will need a few more lights and Im debating if the sleeve will need to be thinned down a little.. 

A Feather in my Cap
17" x 22" pastel

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome
Original art work for sale

Gift Vouchers and Payment plan available

Pay Pal accepted

Monday, June 13, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting ESCAPE by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

The Escape
18 x 27 inches of thick Holbein Duo Oils.

The gorgeous chunky contemporary horse painting brings together all 
the elements in nature blurred about the horses as they run.
I finished this painting too late to make the trip to Santa Fe so it is available from me right now.  Email me if you are interested.

      © Laurie Justus Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011


“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”” Luke 11:13 NIV

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blue-Eyed Piebald by Linda Snider Ward

This is a continuation of my series of 8" x 8" oil paintings of horses, dogs, cats. I'm getting ready for the New Orleans Arts Market June 25, July 30, Aug 27. It'll be so hot--hope my paintings are as hot!! More of my work can be seen on my blog. This beautiful fellow used to meet me at the fence every time I drove up to see my horse (I no longer stable there, but I miss this guy).

Three Painted Ponies by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Three Painted Ponies
Watercolor on Board
Framed and ready to ship.

6 x 6 inches  $145 includes painting, frame and shipping in the USA.
Small watercolors along the Journey.

Contact me to purchase: Laurie 

 © Laurie Justus Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011

Here is the frame on the painting. A custom black wide frame. Absolutely gorgeous.

"For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2 NIV


Friday, June 10, 2011

IEA Membership will be closed briefly

Next week (June 13, 2011) the 'Enroll in Membership' page on the IEA website will be taken down for the rest of the month of June. I (Debbie Flood) am leaving for a Gallery opening, trip, and I won't be able to process new members. The membership will open back up the 1st of July.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

~Debbie Flood Founder and Administrator IEA

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

‘Dancing in the Dust’ Western White Horse Watercolor In Progress by Debbie Flood & A New Mexico Gallery Opening & Trip!

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Time in the Studio has been a bit fast and furious the last couple of months. Twenty Four Watercolors have been framed, bubble wrapped and packed into shipping boxes. I actually have four large paintings that still need to be wrapped and boxed up. 17 boxes will ship out on Monday, June 13th, on their way to New Mexico!

June 24, 2011 I am the Featured Artist at the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery in Angel Fire, New Mexico. The Opening Reception, on the 24th, is 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

The 24 Watercolors will consist of smaller ‘Child a day’ paintings that depict children with horses in a Western Setting, Medium size works of young adults interacting with horses in a Western setting, and large works of Cowboys and Cowgirls working and riding with horses and cattle.

I’ll be flying out and staying in the Angel Fire area for a week. There is a 2 hour Horse Back Trail Ride scheduled with my lodging! I’ll be taking day trips to Santa Fe, and Taos. Gallery hopping, painting Plein Air, and photographing the land also fills my list of to dos. Yes, I’m taking my watercolor paints with me! A request by the Gallery owner, as she is also an artist and paints using Watercolors. I think she may have a painting session planned.

This is going to be a trip of a life time for me! My first Featured Artist Gallery Opening! I can’t begin to describe how I feel. So many dreams that are coming to fruition. Dreams I never gave up on. Dreams that have lived inside of me for so many years. Every thing I have ever done with my art, has been pushed by my dream. Yes, I’ve always dreamt big. Why not? Our dreams are personal and they belong to us. We can make them as big as we want.

So, in between my hurriedness of getting ready to face my dream, I have still been working on new Watercolors. Posted above is my progress on the latest Watercolor, Dancing in the dust. This painting is on 300lb Arches Watercolor paper and measures 21 x 27 inches. I think maybe that title is pretty fitting right now. I’ll be dancing in the dust when I touch down in Albuquerque, NM!

If you are in the Angel Fire, NM area June 24, 2011, I would love to meet you at the Opening Reception!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

62nd Annual Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit. “Knot Listening” Equine, Western Watercolor by Debbie Flood

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The 62nd Annual Texas Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition June 4th-June 30, 2011 at the
     San Antonio Art League & Museum                      
      130 King William Street, San Antonio, TX.
               Juried by Don Getz A.W.S.

My Watercolor Knot listening was one of 50 paintings juried into the National Exhibit. 348 paintings were submitted by artists from across the Country.
I was also invited to Join the
Texas Watercolor Society Membership, which I graciously did.

It feels pretty exciting to be exhibiting with some of the most wonderful Watercolor Artists of our time and to be juried into this exhibit by the great Don Getz, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society.

If you are in the San Antonio Texas area, I do hope you can find some time this month to stop in and see the exhibit.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting Three of Color by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Three of Color
8 x 10 inches  Oil on Canvas  
Available through Mirada Fine Art. Contact Steve.

  © Laurie Justus Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011  

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting Max and Lucky on the Cover of Horseback Magazine, June Edition by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

Max and Lucky
Sold Commission Painting
Now on the Cover of Horseback Magazine!

Contact me for your personal painted pony! Laurie

4 feet by 4 feet  

 © Laurie Justus Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011



It arrived today... June's edition of Horseback Magazine.  I have truly enjoyed working with the wonderful staff at Horseback this past month when they contacted me about using Max and Lucky on the cover.  Contemporary Fine Art International even ran a equine art ad in the magazine this month. This magazine has a huge readership at all the horse shows.  I love getting art out to horse lovers! It is a shared passion.


Watch next month for the July edition of American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector. There will be coverage on my summer show at Mirada Fine Art in Denver and lots of new dynamite paintings!

Keep the Faith.


“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV