Monday, November 28, 2011

Three Equine Watercolors at the Old Pass Gallery, Raton, New Mexico, Christmas Exhibit 2011 by Debbie Flood


Winter's days work Medium Web view

Winter’s Days Work 7 x 5 Watercolor

Her painted pony Medium Web view

Her painted pony 7 x 5 Watercolor

One horse town Medium Web view

One horse town 7 x 5 Watercolor

Three of my smaller Watercolors are at the Old Pass Gallery, Raton, New Mexico for the Gallery's Christmas Exhibit. Now through December 31, 2011.
Old Pass Gallery 145 South 1st Street Raton, New Mexico. Ray Wolf, Owner Operator.


Debbie Flood

Sunday, November 27, 2011

“The Climb” Wins the ‘President’s Award’ International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

by Debbie Flood

The Climb Medium Web view

The Studio of Debbie Flood is very proud to announce that the Watercolor Painting The climb has won the President’s Award at the International Museum of Art, Sun Bowl Exhibit 2011 in El Paso, Texas.

The Sun Bowl Exhibit is an Annual International juried competition, this year juried by Tim Gallegly, Nationally known artist.

This is the second year that Debbie has had work accepted in this prestigious Museum Exhibit and Sale.

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest's longest running art exhibit.  Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.

Each year, the International Museum of Art sponsors the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, a juried competition featuring the top artists from all over the country. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Sun Bowl festivities, and typically runs from November to December. Check our calendar for exact dates.

Since the International Museum of Art is along the Sun Bowl Parade route and houses the Sun Bowl sponsor parade viewing party, this exhibit provides an opportunity for all involved in the Sun Bowl festivities to see this yearly show.

This year the Exhibit runs November 5 – December 31, 2011

While the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is on display, the public is welcome to come and view the works at this, the Southwest’s largest juried art exhibit. All items on display in the exhibit are available for purchase and selected items are also available in our online store.

Other works of Debbie’s that are hanging in this Exhibit include the Grumpy Draft Pictured below:

Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

And Rumbles in the sky pictured below.

Rumbles in the sky Medium Web view

We wish to thank everyone who follows and supports the Art of Debbie Flood. Without all of you, these milestones would not be possible.

~Debbie Flood

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Progress on the Black Horse and Cowboy on the run “Moon shine run” Watercolor by Debbie Flood


Moon shine run progress 6 Medium Web view

Moon shine run progress 5 Medium Web view

The lower photo shows the progress from Sunday and Monday.

The top photo shows today’s progress. Today I worked on the rider’s face. Strangely enough, he came out looking like Kenny Rodgers, or Santa Clause! ha ha…pick one! I would rather not think of Santa Clause going after Moon-Shine…ha ha, so I shall pick it to be Kenny Rodgers. I mean, after all, he did play the Gambler, and sang a few of those ‘tough’ songs.

Other areas I worked on were the rider’s jacket, and down the left leg and stirrup. I am having such fun with this painting!

Today, I went and took care of my Print Proofs at the printer’s. Three new paintings are ready for print orders. The proofs look wonderful! We are all set to start the Limited Edition Run of 50 and also, I am introducing Original Hand Painted Prints! These Prints are 100% Archival, printed on Arches Velvet Watercolor Paper. A nice heavy paper too. I hand paint with my watercolors into the print. It creates a nice rich glow, that cannot be achieved by printing alone. These prints are a little more expensive to purchase, but so worth it! They come with a Certificate of Authenticity, so you know you are getting a genuine Debbie Flood Original Hand Painted Print. They are also hand signed by the Artist.

New Release Prints available are:

Angels walk among us Medium Web view

Angels walk among us

Limited Edition of 50. 19 x 22 Inches $250.00 Not Framed

Hand Painted Print. 19 x 22 Inches $450.00 Not Framed

Tell me it's ok Large Web view        

Tell me it’s ok

Limited Edition of 50. 14.5 x 11 Inches $70.00 Not Framed

Hand Painted Print. 14.5 x 11 Inches $170.00 Not Framed

Minor adjustments Large Web view

Minor Adjustments

Limited Edition of 50. 15 x 18 Inches $100.00 Not Framed.

Hand Painted Print. 15 x 18 Inches $350.00 Not Framed


If you are interested in Framing, Please contact the Studio for price quotes and also shipping quotes. All Prints will be double matted in an off white mat with either a wood or metal frame, decided by the Customer at the time of ordering.

Paypal is accepted and encouraged, but the Studio also accepts Personal Checks as well as Money Orders and Bank Checks.

Down Payments and Monthly Payment Plans are also available.

Please Allow 3-4 weeks for Delivery of your un-framed Print in the USA.

Allow 6-8 Weeks for Delivery of a Framed Print in the USA. 

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you, and to help you add to your collection, or to start your new Debbie Flood Collections.           

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Frederic T New graphite drawing by Sheona Hamilton-Grant

To be honest, I never realised you could drown in pencil shavings and graphite...
You can.
It's happening at this very moment, here in the studio.
Christmas commissions have been "on the go" for the last 6 weeks (most excellent news) and Christmas is roughly another 6 weeks away (not such excellent news).
Every minute now crucial to getting the next commissions finished on time.

The result: days in my black and white world are madly fun: studio's buzzing, the artist scribbling, music pumping, Wilbur and Bernadette rocking, coffee brewing, cats if not playing paperweights very busy being feline.

Sadly, due to the world of secrecy surrounding all the commissions coming on and off the drawing board, none can be shown.
However, I do have one that I "prepared" last month.
Meet Frederic T a gorgeous handsome (now retired)) German Warmblood dressage horse.
Frederic is horse with oodles of talent who has given his rider and owner many a happy moment.

Frederic T
Pencil on Paper
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved

My mission: to immortalise all that he brought and shared with his rider.
Mission accomplished: his portrait has now taken pride of place in their home.

On the drawing board at the moment another stunning equine who's having her life size portrait done. Off to render the detail in her eyes....

Monday, November 14, 2011

“Canyon Shadows” and “Minor Adjustments” Western Art Watercolors by Debbie Flood


Canyon shadows Medium Web view

I finished two watercolors, since I last posted.

This one is Canyon shadows, 16 x 16 inches square on 300lb Arches Watercolor Paper.

During my trips out West, I saw a lot of different rock formations, and the shadows became spirits of the west, to me. Large birds of prey would fly over-head and their shadows would flicker across the ground, rocks, and on me. When I started this painting, I didn’t have a thought about those shadows, until I got a little more into the painting, and I realized what was spooking the horse and making the young Cowgirl look quickly. This shadow of the Eagle coasts across the canyon and soars up across the horse and rider. I could have worked up more detail in the background and brought you along on my exact journey, but because I see so many different things in this painting, I decided to stop here, and let you ‘see’ what might be there, for spirits, feelings, and shapes. Enjoy.

I want to thank Darren Corson, for the use of his gorgeous Eagle in flight photograph, for the shape of this Eagle shadow.


Minor adjustments Large Web view

Minor adjustments 15 x 18 Watercolor on 300lb Arches paper.

This New Mexico Watercolor painting is finally finished. This one is headed to the Photographer and Printer Tomorrow. If you are interested in a Limited Edition Print of 50, let me know. The prints will be the same size as the original on velvet Watercolor paper with a one inch white border. $100.00 USD.

This painting is of the Tour Guide that took me and a few others out on a Horse back ride in the forests and Mountains of Angel Fire, New Mexico. I just love the land out there, and the horses were great!

I hope you enjoy these two paintings, and if you are interested in purchasing, as always, you can send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great week.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ranch Rodeo horse.

Cowboy on Blaze Faced Sorrel Horse wrappedcanvas
Cowboy on Blaze Faced Sorrel Horse by thecowboystore

This is a top view, of a print of a rodeo cowboy and his horse.  You can see the image, wrapping around the canvas, and it does so on all four sides.
This photo was taken at a genuine Ranch Rodeo in Montana.  Ranch rodeo, is when neighboring ranchers get together, and form teams, to compete against each other for the top prizes.  The events are much like real ranch work, including branding and wild cow milking!
You can see all the details of a working cowboys gear in this photo.
Hope you've enjoyed hearing a bit about ranch rodeo!
Donna Ridgway

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Sale on Western Art Prints & A Book! by Debbie Flood

American honey Medium Web view

American Honey:

Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "American Honey" left here in the Studio. These prints are 10 x 9.25 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me


Best seat in the house Medium Web view

Best seat in the house:
Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "Best seat in the house" left here in the Studio. These prints are 9.5 x 10 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me


Grumpy Draft Medium Web view

Grumpy Draft:

Prints ON SALE for the Christmas Season! I have 3 Open Edition Prints of "Grumpy draft" left here in the Studio. These prints are 10 x 12 with a 1 inch white border. I have hand signed each one, in the white border, lower right corner. These Prints normally sell for $45.00. I am offering them for $40.00! A little more than 10% off. Happy Holidays! Shipping in the USA $5.95
Contact me

For more Prints, visit the website of Debbie Flood.


Children and their 4-Legged Friends, A Series of  Watercolor Paintings and Poems by Debbie Flood.

book1 Medium Web view

This is the 1st book to go to print by Debbie Flood.

There are a few books left in the studio and they are now on sale.

Soft Cover Sale Price: $27.95

Hard Cover with Dust Jacket: $38.95                                                 

Shipping is separate.



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Holiday Greeting Cards Available from the Watercolor ‘Waiting on a Prayer’ by Debbie Flood.


Two versions of the Waiting on a Prayer Watercolor is now available as a Holiday Greeting Card.

Merry Christmas version: Click here to order this Card from the Fine Art America Website.

Waiting on a Prayer Card Medium Web view

and the Spanish Feliz Navidad version: Click here to order this card from the Fine Art America Website.

Waiting on a Prayer Card feliz Medium Web view

The Copyright mark does not appear on the actual card.

These cards are a lovely 5 x 7 on heavy paper that is glossy. They also come with envelopes.

I’ve already ordered my box of cards! I can’t wait to see them and start sending them out to family!

You may customize the inside, with your own words, or leave them blank!

Happy Holidays!

Debbie Flood

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Let's do something together this Christmas season!

Think Outside the Christmas Box

by Kate Gwizdak Dardine on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:35am
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

My brother sent this to me and I thought I'd share:

"Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre? Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?"