Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Fontana Dei Cavalli Marini"

My husband loves Italy. He has opened that world to me and now I love it too.
We joke about the fact that I don't see enough horses when we go there. Lots of wonderful olive groves and vineyards stretching to the horizon, but not a lot of horses. So, I found inspiration in the beautiful horses in the fountains of Rome. I plan on another painting of the Trevi fountain soon, but this year I finished a painting of one of the fountains in the Villa Borghese Park.
The sparkling Italian sun on the water trickling over the edge was beautiful to me and I loved the colors that reflected all over the gray stone sculpture. I couldn't wait to paint it and so here it is...."the Fountain of the Sea Horses".

Monday, November 16, 2009

Small Works....

From time to time I'll post a small painting that I don't normally post on my website.
In the future I may make a website page for small works, but until's an example of my latest, entitled "Lucky Saddle". It is a 5 x 7 . My small works often are studies for larger paintings. Some turn out to be little gems in and of themselves. Good thing is, they are affordable original oil paintings that fit into many budgets, especially in these days of the economic pinch. The next one is "Jockey Study" also a 5 x 7. The third is sold, entitled "Mini Amigos", 5 x 7.

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