Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dinner and a Show

I was sitting last night having dinner minding my own business. My step brother came in and said there is a problem with one of the bulls. Then he said, "You know the green plastic chair we had down at the pond.

Nuff said.

I leave my half eaten dinner and head for the pasture.

I bust out laughing when I saw T-bone. Here is a pretty good size bull calf with his head sticking through the arm rest of this molded plastic lawn chair, his nose pressed against the seat.

I go get a bucket of feed ( my answer to everything) and pour it in the trough.

T-bone wasn't able to eat for the chair being in his way, but I was able to grab ahold of the chair legs. My plan was to gently push it up and try to slide it over his horns. His plan was to throw his head up and spin around. I didn't see any point in hanging on too long. We repeated this one time and decided not to play like this anymore.

The calf been fed only an hour before and it was almost completely dark so I left him and hoped it was off by morning. It was. Happily we had no rodeo today. Sadly it was too dark to take pictures and my dinner got cold.

I know your asking right about now what the horses are doing during all this.

All five were lined up quietly at the fence watching. Well not entirely quietly. I heard some whispers, shh... let's listen.

What is the servant doing?
Stop laughing.

Is that some sort of cow saddle?

I hope she doesn't think she is going to do that to me.

I think they call that reining.

But where is she trying to sit?

That's not reining.

Those humans sure are funny.
Those cows sure are funny.

T-bone is the calf in the Mad Cow painting. I did this mixed media art with apparently some sort of premonition. I found him the next morning bawling his head off, trapped between the round pen, a fence and a shed. He was mad then, but not as mad as he was this time.

Mad Cow is a 11" x 14 " mixed media painting for sale for $40 on my etsy shop lancasterart.

Remember a portion of all sales goes to the feed store.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Waiting For My New Toys and Paintings on Canvas Paper

I ordered a massive amount of art supplies from and turned around and busted the handle off my canvas pliers the very next day. I had to place another order with more shipping charges.
The canvas pliers were at least 25 years old. I was beginning to think they would last forever,but I guess not.
I am waiting for all my new toys to arrive and not all that patiently. I should be working on my website but painting is so much more fun.
I have pulled out some canvas paper I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance. The first few paintings I did on this went straight into the wood stove . It is not like painting on canvas or paper. It seemed to suck the moisture out of the paint. Wetting the surface didn't work either. I started adding some slow dry medium to the paint and things started going much better.
Blue Rider is a study for the Spirit Horse series. I really like the feel of this 9x12 study. I hope it will translate into a bigger painting. I'll have this one posted for sale soon, but y'all get to see it here first.
Beach Bliss is a small festive painting in aqua. It is for sale for only $25 in my etsy shop lancasterart
Beach Bliss is from the same sketch as a painting I did called Jubilee. When I took Jubilee to a gallery, the owner just hated it. He took it anyway and sold it that week. I started trying to choose work for his gallery that I thought he would not like. The paintings he likes he NEVER sells. This new strategy worked very well and I increased my sales dramatically. Go figure.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spirit Guides Original Painting

" Spirit Guides"
I hear them in my dreams
Down through the rustling leaves
Speaking through the wind
Guiding my breath....listen
Original Painting 18" x 34"
currently available for sale
This is the painting chosen for the blue and green treasury by Design Style Guide team artist hjmart. Check out these beautiful paintings.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Red Rooster painting on Design Style Guide etsy Treasury

It's all about art today. Two of my paintings have been chosen for treasuries on etsy today. That is so amazing!

New Kids on The Block is all new members of Design Style Guide. I am so pleased to be a part of this interior design team. The quality and creativity of handmade home decor is astounding. There is so much more at

It looks like Mr. Rooster and I are eyeing the same egg basket by cherylnchains at
"Red Rooster, Red Rooster" is a 5"x5" original painting with a lovely gold frame. This is wall art that will give you some thing to crow about. It is now available for sale at lancasterart. Priced at only $39 grab him now before he flys the coop.
Oh! He has been sold.
A great big thank you goes to Klaire at Mystic Silks for including me in this treasury. I have been enchanted by her Picasso Moon silk painting for some time now.
What style!
Coming soon: Spirit Guides and the blue and green treasury.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mountain Pass

Spring is in the air in the Ozarks although it is still Febuary. I have been putting eggs in the incubator, readying the garden and hey, starting a blog. We'll see which comes first the chickens or me mastering this blog stuff.
I am ready to start getting more time in on the horses and trails. But for now it is more studio time and more art.
I have just finished a new acrylic diptych called Mountain Pass. It is absolutly alive with color and texture. The red, gold and sienna pop against the blues and black. I just love this painting.
Mountain Pass is 20"x 32". Each gallery wrap canvas is 16"x 20". The original is for sale for $245 plus shipping on etsy, zibbet and artfire. My shop name is lancasterart.
I will add links as soon as I figure out how.