Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

"Perigee Moon" 36"x36"x1.5" textured acrylic- SOLD

     September is nearly over, and what a busy month it was! Busy doesn't equate to painting time however though I did have a couple art related events going on. 
     The NY festival wasn't as I expected, I did enjoy meeting fellow equine artists however and talking to folks was fun and enjoyable. I was glad to have family there to support me and that made for great photo ops. 
     I entered 3 pieces in the OKC State Fair and did good- 2 first places and a third. In horse racing, that is good to be in the top three! I got a nice critique by one of the judges and that was a rare and welcomed treat. 
     On Sunday night I spent nearly 4 hours sitting in the front yard watching the perigee blood full moon total eclipse- that was a rare occurrence and I was thrilled to have clear skies to see it. It's fun to imagine what people thought back before science knew what was happening.
     With the advent of October just days away, it's time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays and for many- the beginning of taking orders for my annual equine art calendar. I will announce that soon, and will send out a newsletter mentioning it. You can sign up by going to the home-newsletter sign up page on my website here 
     For me here in Oklahoma, this is the beginning of better weather for horseback riding. Feels good to not just paint these wonderful animals but to go out and enjoy the world from the back of one! 

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Being a new IEA member, and just getting back into painting again after a roughly 30 year hiatus, wanted to share some of the latest news that I'm sooo thrilled about!  "Study in Black on Greys" (30 x 40, oil) was just awarded the AAEA Sporting Art Award, as well as the Popular Choice Award recently at the AAEA 2015 Fall Juried Competition in Georgetown, KY.  Am sooo honored to have been accepted into the show! Will have more news on another painting shortly.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy

"Fired Up!" 16"x20"x1.5" textured acrylic- $550.00

I am addicted to color- all color- though yellow I can only take in small doses, but it does have it's place and uses. I prefer my yellows to be in the earthy range, like yellow ocher and raw sienna for y golden horses. There are times a color combination captures  my attention and I repeat it to gather up as much energy from it as I can. Such was the case with this painting. It started with #60 in the summer series, was repeated in "Eternal Flame" (posted two blogs ago) and now here it is again in "Fired Up!". This one is heading to NY for the EQUINE! festival to be on display there. I know there are artists who's work encompasses just a limited pallet, and I don't know if I could do that- I like to use all the colors to express myself- for mood, emotion, and aura. My favorite color is magenta purple, but I don't use it that often to paint with. My niece just got married September 5th and her color chosen for the wedding was purple. I was so thrilled! I often wonder- why does one certain color or blend of colors appeal to people? Why do we have those preferences? With my art, I'm bound to touch on favorites since I love the whole color wheel. 


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