Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Queen of Hearts, Cowgirl and Appaloosa Horse by Deborah Flood


Queen of Hearts Large Web view

"Queen of Hearts"
Watercolor. 10.5 x 12 inches. Cowgirl and Appaloosa Horse.
This one is brand new! The paper is still a bit damp!!
And, it is available on my website with a PayPal Button! There is only 1, so, first one to use the button/check out, gets it. Free Shipping in the USA!

Follow this link to view details and purchase:

Deborah Flood TWS


Monday, October 28, 2013

The New War Pony, Juried into the ‘Sun Bowl Exhibit 2013’ International Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

The New War Pony pro photo Medium Web view

"The New War Pony" Watercolor, has been juried into the 'Sun Bowl Exhibit 2013' hosted by the International Museum of Art of El Paso, Texas. Exhibit Dates are November 8, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

This year’s judge is renowned artist Aleksander Titovets. As a painter, Aleksander gravitates to what he calls “quiet paintings”, paintings which reveal a reflective and optimistic spirit. Titovets has been a guest speaker, art teacher, and juror since coming to the United States. Although the painter now resides in El Paso, Texas; he finds his inspiration in memories of his homeland. Some of his noted credits include “Best of Show” at the International Fine Art Competition for four years in a row. Also his portrait of former First Lady Laura Bush created “The First Ladies Gallery” in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

                                           ~International Museum of Art of El Paso

Limited Edition and Open Edition Giclee Reproductions are available of this work through the Studio.

The Saddle on this Pony is a 1904 US cavalry enlisted man's saddle. To a warrior it would be a prized war trophy taken from the enemy and displayed as such, either if he was just on horse parade or he might even use it in battle.

If you saw a chief/warrior dressed in this manner - with full head Bonnet and the leather clothing, chances are he would not be going into battle, but rather on parade displaying all his trophies, as well as his honored war pony before everyone.

This full dress Nez Perce outfit was created and sewn by Debbie Herzman of the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club. She provided the info, as well as photographs of the outfits and horses, for Deborah to create a work of art from. The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club often showcases the outfits while riding their Appaloosa Horses, in the Rose Parade, in California and other functions.

The background landscape was derived from Deborah Flood’s own photographs and experiences in several Western States.



Deborah Flood

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tribute To Glory by Karen Baker Thumm

Tribute To Glory - oil painting by Karen Thumm

After a long hiatus from the studio due to various health issues, I'm finally finding time and energy to get back to painting. Since Glory is the closest work in progress to being finished, she is the first up on the easel.

When last I left off working on her, I had corrected some drawing errors and had begun the second color layer. It's hard to tell where the second layer ends on her head and what is still the first layer. I briefly toyed with leaving it that way, but there are still too many unresolved areas yet to make that final decision.

So far I'm very pleased with how this painting is looking and am anxious to finish it. Glory was my horse's best friend when I first bought him. She was a broodmare who died during foaling years later. I was fond of her too which is why I felt she deserved to be immortalized.

Karen Baker Thumm

Include Your Name In Your Post Title! Reminder From Karen Thumm

I'd like to remind all you artists to include your name in the title of your posts so that readers know right off who you are. Don't make your readers search around for your name. Many won't bother.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Horse Work In Progress

    I currently have six paintings going right now It's amazing what feeling inspired will do for you! Three of them are horses and since you have asked here is a Work in Progress of one of them. I won't be divulging the name or final of this boy until it goes to it's new home. 

Step #1

    The sketch. I did several variations on the sketch and I like the composition of this one the best. I'm using Arches 300 lb Hot Press with a very smooth, bright white paper and is probably one of favorites because it is very suited for the way I like to work. This piece measure 14 x 11.
©Deborah Bollman

Step #2  

     Laying down the lightest glazes first and saving the white of the paper.

Step #3

     Starting to lay in the darks and modeling the musculature. As soon as I start adding some of the darkest darks the light seem to appear from nowhere.

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Holiday Portrait Gift Commissions

     THe holidays are right around the corner! Time to start thinking about commissioning those holiday portraits. I've already have a few spots spots booked! If you are thinking of giving the gift of a horse, dog or NFL football portrait/painting, please, don't hesitate to contact me. The process is super easy to get started! For more info drop me an email atdeborah@deborahbollman.com

Luke, Watercolor, SOLD

Friday, October 11, 2013

Henry New commissioned drawing by Sheona Hamilton-Grant

Drawing Henry was easy. 
A warm friendly aura encircled him, reflected in his eyes, echoed in his sun-bleashed forelock, highlighted by his bold sprinkled blaze, completed by his soft snuggly nose.
 It was an honour to immortilise this noble soul.
It is so easy to see why he is sorely missed.

pencil on paper
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shasta Solomon ~~ Paintings with Soul by Kimberly Kelly Santini

Shasta Solomon, 12" square, acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting the fine Gypsy Vanner stallion Shasta Solomon from Shasta H Ranch, available for purchase after a few more tweaks, $599. Inquiries may come to me.
Today's workshop started out with a bang - a demonstration painting that I am just delighted with.
It's a challenge to paint and talk simultaneously. It's a bigger challenge to paint and articulately talk simultaneously. It's an even bigger challenge to paint well and articulately talk simultaneously.
Then my students asked me to also sing and dance.
It was all downhill from there!
That's ok - tomorrow, it's payback time!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Change Of Address.....Or A Need To Simplify My Life

"Ground Driving The Belgians - Acadia"  Casein  6 x 6"
I have moved....well , no I haven't moved....my blog has. It has been a long time it seems since I started my blog on BlogSpot....ions ago. It is time to make my life easier NOW. I am not getting any younger.....in fact the opposite seems to be so. So, one less Internet connection would be nice....less bother .I am moving [or HAVE moved my studio blog to my website KATHIPETERS.COM

There you can find my usual  mundane chatter and new art works in the making, ... or already done. Just like I have been doing here for nigh on 6  years now???? Wow , times sure flies when you are having fun! And I am having fun! Finally back driving our horses, and enjoying life to its fullest!
I hope you will come on over to my NEW BLOG PAGE .......and stay in touch. I love to read your comments and to have you continue to follow my art... and collect my art!  I have to feed those horses you know!  So bookmark the new blog page.....and come on over.
Sit and visit for a while.....you are always welcome at Cob Cottage Studio!
 Nell and I are waiting for you!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wheeee ~~ by Kimberly Kelly Santini


"Wheeee (Gideon)," 7" x 13", portrait of a Gypsy Vanner, done in acrylics on museum quality panel, $529 to the firstasking me nicely. And lots of in process photos are on Facebook.

This handsome guy was born at Shasta H Ranch and is currently owned by Courtney Vallery. The inspiration photo for this painting was used with permission from Christine Hadden, owner of Shasta H. Thank you so much, Christine!

And thank YOU for following along with my paintings!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clarisse ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini


"Clarisse," 8" x 10", portrait of a Gypsy Vanner mare, done in acrylics on museum quality panel, $469 to the firstasking me nicely. And lots of in process photos are on Facebook.

Gypsy Vanners are one of my favorite subjects to paint. They are mythical, curvey, packed with glorious color, and move with grace and beauty. And they have the kindest eyes.

So when I somehow came across Ceo Na Terra Gypsys one late nite on the computer, I was blown away. I started communicating with Shannon, the owner, and she arranged permission for me to paint a number of her horses (remember, you can't just take imagery you find on the internet and repurpose - you have to get permission first!)

I've been in heaven ever since!!

Wait'll you see what happened next!!

Thanks for following along with my paintings!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Saratoga ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini


IN PROCESS, and untitled, 24" x 6", track scene from the early, early morning at Saratoga Race Track.  Inspired by many a morning spent hanging on the rail, listening to the horses and riders gallop past. This is acrylics on museum quality panel and will be for sale when finished - inquiries can come to moi

I started this one last nite, and it proceeded along with a wee bit of drama - pics are on Facebook - I had planned to be done by now, but what can I do?

Thanks for following along,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Morning Rush Hour, The Saratoga Series ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini


ABOVE, detail of "Morning Rush Hour," previously shared with the working title "Collected"), from "The Saratoga Series," 12" x 24", acrylic on museum quality panel, inspired from photos I shot in the early morning on the back side of Saratoga Race Track, $749. BELOW, complete painting.  Inquiries may come to me.

In process pics are on Facebook - there's a mess of them!

And now I'm off to paint a couple of commissioned portraits. Then it'll be back to the track scenes for a bit. And I'll squeeze in some new Ball Dogs, too.

Thanks for supporting my artwork,


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Facebook Event Created for One Woman Museum Exhibit Deborah Flood El Paso Texas

I would like to announce that an event has been created on Facebook.

This event covers the one woman exhibit of watercolors by Deborah Flood at the International Museum of Art of El Paso Texas, July 7 - August 25, 2013.

There you will be able to follow what is going on with this exhibit.

Even if you do not plan on attending, you can follow the event, by clicking the "Going" Tab. It is no commitment to go, just a way to follow along.

This is the link to that event page:


The New War Pony pro photo Medium Web view

Deborah Flood


Friday, May 3, 2013

My Pretty Pony ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini

"My Pretty Pony I," 10" x 10", the last installment in this year's Derby Week horse inspired paintings, done in acrylics on a museum quality panel. $349 to the first asking nicely.
The Princess was delighted that I had pulled out her ponies - she's not played with these for years, and spent some time brushing their hair and readying the others for a turn on the easel.
A few in process pics are on the studio Facebook page - this is a crummy, dark and flat photo, and I'll have to replace it with a scanned image - the painting has a lot more color and life to it than this properly shows.
And if you know this particular pony's name, please let me know so that I can retitle the painting.
Here's to a safe trip tomorrow for all the horses on the card at Churchill Downs,

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anyone's Race ~~ by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Anyone's Race (was yesterday's Bunched Up)," 7" x 12", a painting in process of a field of Thoroughbreds (12 of them!), done in acrylics on a museum quality panel. $549 to the first asking nicely.

Inspired by a series of photos I shot on the backside at Saratoga last summer - standing nearly opposite the starting gate at the outer rail. These horses are on their second leap - it could be anyone's race.

LOTS of in process pics are on the studio Facebook page.

Many thanks, too, to everyone who bid on the horse paintings I auctioned off in the first part of the week.

Thanks for following along,

PS If you didn't hear - I got an iPhone!! finally!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Skye by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Skye," 6" x 8", portrait of a Gypsy Vanner (one of my favorite breeds), done in acrylics on a museum quality panel, $329. Inquiries may come via email to me. And thank you!

Don't forget about my horse-themed auction - 8 original paintings will all have new homes come 9pm EST Wednesday, May 1st. Will one of them head to your place?

Bid here. And thank you yet again!

Thanks for following along,