Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Clifford Ebook!

"Clifford: The Horse Who Carries Me" is a 30 page ebook about the new adventures of Clifford, available for only $3.00. I offer this with the common knowledge that unfortunately, Clifford’s family has fallen upon hard times. Clifford and Trudy have been displaced, and are in the care of some of my trusted friends. For the first time since we came together, I will not be living with my horses.

I think of Clifford as, “The horse who carries me,” in more than just the physical sense. Over the years, he has been a source of constant inspiration, comfort and hilarity. I have been truly blessed to have him in my life. These stories are a compilation of what was to be included in the third part in the series of Clifford books. They feature recent photos, including pictures of the watercolors that Clifford created. I’ve decided to publish what I have as an ebook, in hopes that the future will hold more opportunities for many Clifford stories.

For more information, visit http://www.e-junkie.com/cliffysmom

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Today's Dog Art

Now I haven't done any dog art in awhile, since I ran my "heart horse" special. I am trying to catch up on some commissions before I run my up and coming Christmas special offer.

This is Jolee, a corgi... One of my favorite breeds! About 9 x 12"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today's Equine Art - Thoroughbred

This is a rescued race horse -- "Kind of a Goofus," his owner says. This is conte, with just a touch of purple oil pencil. 11 x 15".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heart Horse Art - Warmblood Mare and Foal

My friend Rita owns this mare, Caricature, and her foal, Cartoon. This is oil pencil and conte, about 11 x 15".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today's Equine Art - Morgan

Xena, a seven year old Morgan mare, died this year from colic. Her owner commissioned this portrait as a memorial to her. This is oil pencil/conte, about 11 x 15".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Movie Trick Horses!

Last week I hung out with Rex Peterson while he worked with the horses on the Secretariat film. Here he is with T, the horse who starred in "Dreamer" with Dakota Fanning. T currently has an abcess on his withers and may not be used in the film, but Rex still keeps him exercising.

Here's a YouTube video of Rex working with T.

Today's Equine Art - Buckskin

I'd been hanging out with Rex Peterson near Nashville, while he trains a whole string of Secretariats for the upcoming Disney movie. The head wrangler, Rusty Hendrickson is a big gruff mountain man from Montana, and a veteran of many films including Seabiscuit. He showed up with this cute buckskin named Top, to play Secretariat's lead pony. Top was learning how to bow.

Rusty now has this painting, which is 11 x 15", oil pencil and conte.