Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Photo from our ride today.  Smidgen and I heading to the river.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Just finished up two medallions for my personal collection.  =:)  Fun!

Here is a photo of the original version, sculpted by Russian artist Oxana Kuks.

I painted the first one as a metallic sooty palomino sabino.  I resculpted the tail to be swishing to the left side towards the flowers, and I also smoothed down the textured background area.

The second one I painted as a dark sooty buckskin sabino.  I wanted to see what the sculpture would look like without the flowers, so I customized it to be without them.  I kind-of like how it turned out - it draws more attention towards the eye of the horse and makes the subject appear larger.   

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Videos of Irahm and Octopelle, autumn 2015. 



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall 2015

The leaves are turning beautiful colors and the weather is glorious outside!  I've been taking advantage of the nice days by doing some cart driving and leisurely trail riding.  Fun stuff!

A young tree in our yard is turning a brilliant autumn yellow.

The stubble fields are wide open and jog-able for miles.  Our little pony Gweedie has been getting some good workouts lately. 

He is such a good little pony.  I can't believe that he's 17 years old already!  I remember when Craig and I brought him home at 9 months old.  (I broke him to ride and drive as a late 3 year old.)  Time sure flies.... 

Our beagles enjoy trotting along behind the cart, but when they get tired there's a load of three of us for the pony to carry around!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A couple of photos from our last endurance ride of the season at the Milwaukee Rail Trail.  The photos are courtesy of Cassidy Rae.