Saturday, March 28, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

© "Zero to 60"

A long time favorite of many I had a love/hate relationship with. Took me three days after I finished it to warm up to it, and that warmth just grew and grew. I had it professionally framed in bright yellow and red which set it off beautifully. Shown, it won high awards. It was my husbands favorite and he requested I keep it to hang for our personal enjoyment for a quite awhile, then I convinced him to let it be sold since he found a new favorite of my work to hang. This vibrant and colorful acrylic painting can be seen for purchase by visiting the Kasum Contemporary Fine Art gallery here
Sometimes life tosses us a curve ball that at first we think is a bad throw, but it's just an angle to get around, not a straight path. I still have trouble getting past some of those angles, but that makes life interesting, don't you think?  

Jonelle T. McCoy

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Foal, "Feel So Fine" Pastel Painting by Equine Artist, Karen Baker Thumm

"Feel So Fine" Pastel Painting of a Foal in Spring

Today is the first official full day of Spring, and isn't it especially welcome this year? Never mind that it snowed here this morning.

For we horse lovers, signs of Spring bring thoughts of newborn foals in all their cuteness. This is a painting of a foal that I created several years ago which has still not found a home. I don't quite know why, but it happens. For some works of art, it just takes a little longer for the right person to come along and fall in love with them and take them home.

The subject of this painting is Bullet, a Morgan colt that a friend allowed me to photograph many years ago. He's a little flashy for a Morgan with all that white and he was so lively running around, bucking and kicking out, as he raced around the paddock. I put him in a Spring pasture to make a more Springlike composition to set the mood better.

Titled "Feel So Fine", this pastel painting is available for the special Spring Sale price of $205 framed plus shipping. It measures 12.5x14 inches and is double matted inside a brushed gold frame. If you're interested in purchasing this painting of Bullet, please message me to arrange for the sale.

This isn't the only time I've painted Bullet, though. On a second photo shoot at the farm I got more pictures of him and more foals. Now Bullet is all grown up, still handsome and still prancing around when turned loose for the day. The painting below is also a pastel on pastelmat and was sold several years ago.

"Bullet In Motion" Pastel Painting of a Morgan Gelding
Please visit my website, Karen Thumm Fine Art to see more of my work and see works in progress. I plan to be very busy in the studio this Spring and Summer creating more art for you to enjoy.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

© "Blooming Everywhere" SOLD

 I can feel it! The world is ready to burst open and come back to life! 

There has been days of rain, water puddles everywhere, ponds filled to overflowing, green is showing up, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and some have flowered. Growth, and new life bursting and blooming everywhere! Oh how I love Spring! The color comes back, the sun shines longer, the days get warmer- everything about this time of year delights me! I was even surprised by the appearance of a crocus, I haven't seen one of those bloom in years at my farm. 

Do you feel this way too? Is this your favorite time of year? Indeed, each season has it's pros and cons. Along with the warmer weather comes storms, so far the rain has been gentle, but look out, it will get dicey soon here in Oklahoma- but that's a subject for another time. For now I'll just put on my muck boots and who knows, maybe I'll revisit a childhood activity of finding rain runoff and changing the way it flows. Ahhhh..... the simple things, the wonderful things.

Jonelle T. McCoy
McCoy's Gaited Horse Artworks
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring in the Mountains, Mustang Mare and Foal. Oil by Deborah Flood

Spring in the Mountains 20 x 21 Oil Large Web view

New Mustang Painting, fresh off the easel!
"Spring in the Mountains"
20 x 21 Inches.
Oil on hand stretched Linen Canvas.  (yes, I put together the stretcher bars, and cut the canvas, and stretched it to the bars. Very hands on work of art!)

Since the passing of my artist grandmother, I have her supplies and materials. So I’ve been stretching the rolled Linen canvas onto stretcher bars.

I have found that I enjoy stretching my own, and building the size I want, and not relying on a store or manufacturer to decide for me. It’s rather freeing, and feels a lot more like a hands on experience and piece of art!

I worked up this painting, from a reference photo I took on my trips out to New Mexico.

Purchase inquiries welcome. And the piece is listed on my website in the Oil Painting Portfolio.
Deborah Flood

Friday, March 13, 2015

Still deciding--Alli Farkas Equine Portraits

Cantana--Maybe final?
I “finished” this a few days ago, but propped it up so I could evaluate it and decide if it was truly finished. I still haven’t decided, so I thought I would just publish it anyway since whatever revisions I might make would most likely be too subtle to show up in a photograph. So enjoy–I’m pretty pleased with it as is and should probably pick up my paint brushes and move on!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

© "Gold Leaf"

This painting is an interesting blend of several techniques, uniting acrylic paint with acrylic texture medium for the raised lines and using acrylic spray paints with both positive and negative stencil shapes to make the leaves. I leaned a bit stronger on my scenic painting techniques and style to create this one.  
Here where I am (central Oklahoma) there aren't any sugar maple trees like where I grew up in Upstate NY. Their shape is a strong trigger of nostalgia for my years in that area. This painting's bold design and creative use of the negative space brings it all together for a strong finished piece. Lastly, the limited color palette completes the whole concept supporting the idea and the name. 
"Gold Leaf" is painted on a 36"x36"x1.5" gallery wrap canvas, and is available at the Kasum Contemporary Fine Art gallery in OKC. Contact Tony for more info here

Jonelle T. McCoy
McCoy's Gaited Horse Artworks
Your Equine Art Connection!  

Thursday, March 5, 2015