Friday, February 13, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

© "Love Makes the World go Round"

Valentines day has a special meaning to me beyond the obvious, a day to celebrate love. It was in the parking lot of a Hardy's, inside my Toyota truck 25 years ago, that I first kissed my husband. I didn't know that he was bound and determined to have me as his wife, I was just enjoying spending time with him. And here we are, working towards our 14th anniversary later this fall. 
The painting showcased here is also the start of a love story. It was commissioned as an engagement gift from the gentleman to his girlfriend. The actual painting has their names painted on the heart, but I kept the image before they were added for my public displaying of the piece. It was very well received and I love the meaning behind the painting- I love carousel horses, and love can make you go around and around and makes you dizzy with stars in your eyes, and it also has up days and it has down days- sort of like the plucking of petals off of a flower. She love me, she loves me not etc. They did end up marrying, she said yes. A happy ending, for them and for me- hurrah!

Jonelle T. McCoy
McCoy's Gaited Horse Artworks
Your Equine Art Connection! 
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

© "Coffee with Creme"


I am in LOVE with the palomino horse coat color, and the darker and richer the gold, the more I like it. I have a lovely and very sweet paso fino mare I rescued who is wheaten color in winter, but when she sheds out for summer, he coat dapples and deepens considerably to almost being chocolate. This painting was inspired by my coffee one morning, the creamer in it gave it this lovely golden caramel color, and I painted this as a golden palomino paso fino stallion. And I called it "Coffee with Creme". In horse coat color language, the gene that makes the horse golden colored is the creme gene. So there is my fun little word twist to the paintings title. I love doing that too! Painted with acrylic on a standard unframed 24"x20" canvas. 

Jonelle T. McCoy
McCoy's Gaited Horse Artworks
Your Equine Art Connection! 
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Reining Glory: Color Pencil: My facebook Group Project By: Jodi Bauter



'Reining Glory' as I call this work, was a group project on facebook. A kind, group 
member, Karen Shaheen, offered a photo of her horse as a reference. All the works 
were beautiful but I especially enjoyed how my color pencil piece came out for this. 
It took me a long time to complete.  I get caught up in life sometimes, and it just 
takes me awhile to finish. Especially, if I feel like I am having trouble with it. 
Hope you enjoy it! 

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