Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Warrior's Shirt
21.5 x 29 inches. watercolor on 300lb watercolor paper.
This painting is slated for my Solo Exhibit in the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas, July and August of 2013.
This painting depicts the Warrior who has been honored with this red shirt, for his deed and generosity. Awarded as a special shirt by the Warrior's Society. The shirt is embellished with Ermines on the sleeves.
The War Pony wears a captured Cavalry bridle that has been decorated with rawhide strips covered in shell casings, brass beads and red and white heart beads. Warriors thought that the thing taken from the enemy during or after a battle would transfer the power of that person to them. Because the bridle is decorated in the shell casings, it gives the war pony the power to ride through hails of bullets with out being harmed.
Thank you goes to Debbie Herzman and her Appaloosa horse, Scooter. For reference images to use for the painting, and for describing what the pieces are.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blue Mustang 8 x 10 inches. Oil and Egg Tempera on Encausticbord
Blue Mustang is a painting I did from my trip to the Monero Mustang Sanctuary in Teirra Amarilla, New Mexico.
Painted in Oil Paints and Egg Tempera.
This painting is available for purchase through the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery, Angel Fire, New Mexico.
Ships from the Deborah Flood Studio
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Platedero, 20 x 23 inches, Watercolor. $1,400.00 USD
Platedero is a Spanish Mustang Band Stallion I had the privilege to photograph and whisper to, this past Summer in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. A Northern area of New Mexico, up in the Mountains.
Platedero is a slang Spanish/Hispanic word for ‘Silver’. He was named for his silver coloring when he was born on the Monero Mustang Sanctuary in New Mexico.
Giclee Prints will be available of this painting sometime this coming Winter. The original painting is slated for the solo exhibit at the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas in July and August of 2013.
If you would like to pre-order a print, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Bogged down in horse play
20 x 24.5 inches
Watercolor on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper.
This painting is pretty much finished. I will be touching up a few detail places. This painting is from my horse back ride this past Summer in Angel Fire, New Mexico.
This painting will be going into the 2013 International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas, Solo Exhibit.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Limited Edition Prints available. (Run of 99)
Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I can’t believe I haven’t posted since the first of August! It’s been a pretty busy Summer and now with the kids back in school, and Summer Family fun has come to an end, it’s time to get back to the grind stone of having fun in the Studio! Yeah, right…grind stone, ha ha…So love my job!
Pictured above is a brand new Watercolor, just completed a few days ago. Safe in the sage, 15 x 19 inches, Watercolor on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper.
This cute pair are pure blooded Spanish Mustangs living in New Mexico. If you have been following my expeditions and goings on, then you know I took a trip out to Northern New Mexico this Summer for a Gallery Opening. While there, I scheduled a day to photograph the Wild Spanish Mustangs of Monero Mustang Sanctuary.
This is the first large watercolor I have created of the Mustangs. This Mare is Wera (meaning Blonde) and her Filly is Serena. I here from the Ranch that they are doing fine, but they do need a sponsor. If you would like to sponsor these two, or any other of the wild Mustangs that roam free there, follow the link above to the Sanctuary’s Website.
I will be offering 15 x 19 Limited Edition Prints of 50 of Safe in the sage. Printed on velvet watercolor paper and proofed, hand signed and numbered by me (Deborah Flood). A percentage of each print sale will be donated to the Mustang Sanctuary in New Mexico. Prints will be $100.00 USD plus shipping. Contact me at email@example.com to pre-order your LE Print.
Thank you for reading my musings, journeys, and Studio endeavors!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I cannot believe it's nearly here!
ArtPrize opens in a matter of weeks, and the final preparations have begun. Elizabeth St Hilaire Nelson and I are delivering our work to the MVP Metro Club in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 19th.
My "Cherish" series will compliment her "Noah's Ark" pieces, along with a pairing of koi and bunnies that we created in our own style specifically for ArtPrize. (Pictured above is my "Flopsy Bunny," a 9" x 12" portrait on panel, which will be joined in Grand Rapids by Elizabeth's "Flopsy.")
There will be over 1500 artists showing their work within a 3 square mile area of Grand Rapids. In addition to juried prizes, the viewing public will choose award winners via texted votes, a la American Idol style. It promises to be exciting and inspiring for both artists and visitors.
For more information, visit the ArtPrize website. And stay tuned to my newsletters and blog for details specific to our installation.
Kim, who is trying to dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s related to ArtPrize without losing - or at least misplacing - her head
My idea was simple: I wanted to paint the bond we share with our pets. Not just their likenesses, which I did already pretty much every day as part of my regular portraiture. No, this time I wanted paintings that transcended mere likenesses and became something else - a moment in time or a particular shared emotion - that was universal.
While the initial idea was to create these paintings specifically for ArtPrize, along the way I discovered far more muses and content than I had time to adequately explore. So yes, the series will continue. And yes, you can still submit your companion animal more info on that is here).
You can view my muses here - be sure to page through the photos, because the captions on those whom I've already painted will contain links to their portraits.
And thank you, as always, for supporting my ideas, my art, and my livlihood.
Friday, August 10, 2012
"Sal," 6" x 8", acrylic on museum quality panel, depicting a blood bay Quarter Horse. This is a commissioned portrait and a Christmas surprise, and as such will be headed to a good hiding spot in his new home shortly.
But never fear - I am able to paint something just as special for you - shoot me an email and we'll get your project started!! Sketches start at $99 and panels like Sal's start at $329.
And thanks for following along,
Kim, who is throwing together a pot of veggie soup and getting herself ready for some high school football Caped Crusader style. Join me in crossing fingers and toes so that the predicted thunderstorms skirt the stadium and our boys get to play some ball!!!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Western Breezes 22 x 29.5 inches. Watercolor on 300lb Arches Paper.
I can hear you saying, wow that’s a large watercolor! Well, I can assure you, you are right!
The yellows, reds, and purples that grace this gorgeous Palomino pops out of the aqua colored Sage brush and the blues of the young Cowgirl’s outfits. They make a wonderful play of complimentary colors.
The locks of the Cowgirl and the mane and tail of the horse, flitter in the Western breeze. It’s a hot day, but the coolness of the blue Mountain and Sage combined with the breeze keeps them comfortable.
This painting has been created for inclusion in my Solo Exhibit in 2013 at the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas.
Thank you for taking a look and enjoying my Watercolors!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
The newest painting in the Saratoga Series, "At the Gate," has been signed. The above photo is from my cell phone, and it's an in-process shot and a little blurry (my apologies) - I didn't think to take a clearer photo before delivering the panel to my framer for trimming. But I think you get the idea! Below is a detail of the same in-process stage.....
This painting will be coming with me to Spa Fine Art in Saratoga, New York - unless someone speaks up in the next 48 hours (email me!!).
The piece is roughly 4-1/2" x 18", done in acrylics on a museum quality panel, and $549.
In process images are on the studio Facebook page - you might have to scroll back through the weekend's posts, since I worked this one up on Saturday.
And yes I did say I was taking this with me to Saratoga - I leave tomorrow!! I'll be in New York through the weekend, and return to daily painting on Wednesday of next week.
Don't forget my live painting demonstration on Friday at Spa Fine Art!! You can call the gallery for details - 518-587-2411. I'm bringing a racing scene and another post parade composition along with me - both very challenging pieces, but ones that should prove to also be very entertaining.
Kim, who cannot wait to watch the sunrise over the track (and I'm a girl who takes her sleep very seriously!)
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Art of the American West, Celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy Museum Exhibit with Debbie Flood
Art of the American West, Celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy.
July 21- August 31, 2012.
The Exhibit will be on display at the Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas.
I'll have two watercolors in this Exhibit and Sale.
Between a rock and a hard place 21 x 29 inches, Watercolor. Double matted and framed in a red mahogany wood frame.
Spirit Horse Pass, 16 x 20 inches, watercolor.
Double matted and framed in a red mahogany wood frame.
Limited Edition Prints are available of the paintings listed above. Prints may be purchased through the Official website of Debbie Flood http://www.debfloodart.com click on the Giclee Prints Link.
The Original Watercolors may be purchased through the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
- Your entire website will be deleted from your host. They don't smile upon infringers.
- The infringing images are all being dumped from your online storefronts. Again, their terms of service agreements state they don't tolerate copyright violations, and a simple Google search showed me all the places where you were marketing your unauthorized copies of my paintings, selling prints of my pirated art, and using my stolen imagery to advertise your own product.
- And the infringing artwork will be removed from that juried exhibition - I called the exhibition space and spoke with the director personally. I imagine you'll be hearing from her too, because that award has been rescinded.
- I went ahead and emailed the professional affiliations listed on your website and alerted them to the fact that you have misrepresented your artwork. You'll most likely be hearing from them, too.
- I also took the liberty of letting the art guilds and spaces you teach at know that your recent workshops were based exclusively on artwork stolen from my website. I sent them all sorts of supplemental information, too, including an overlay of your recent demo paintings which are tracings of work I created years ago.
Dear Fellow Artists,
You have my complete and total permission to share this open letter in any format you choose.
Feel free to substitute your name or add any necessary bullet points.
Post it and links where ever you deem appropriate.
Don't be shy to announce to copyright thieves that you won't take it anymore.
United we stand!