Monday, October 27, 2014

Bright Contemporary Horse Art by Theresa Paden

Bright Contemporary Horse Art
By Theresa Paden

"Summer Breeze"

10 x 8"
Acrylic paint on 1/8" thick panel. 


This is my friend Kimme's horse. She graciously let me do a painting
from the beautiful photo she took of him. Kimme is a wonderful person 
who is a true advocate for animals and works endlessly for them. 
Every year she puts on a huge event to sponsor 
I am honored to know her and the horses at the rescue are 
lucky to have her on their side! 

I'm donating 20% of the sale of this painting 
to California Coastal Horse Rescue

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colorful Donkey Painting by Theresa Paden

Colorful Donkey Painting
By Theresa Paden
20 x 16"
Acrylic paint on a 1.5" deep gallery-wrapped canvas.
Painting is continued onto the edges so a frame is not needed. 
Wired and ready to hang.

Email me for purchasing information if interested.

Please visit my website to see more of my work

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The End of the Day, Dressed to Kill ~~ Kimberly Kelly Santini

My bedroom door proudly displays "The End of The Day," a 16" x 20" glorious and peaceful equine painting, complete with the most perfect framing job ever courtesy of Accent on Art (Lake Orion, Michigan).  This painting can grace your bedroom door or any wall in your home for $899 - just ask nicely.

When I've thrown my heart into a painting, I want a framing job that is exemplary. And that's what I get every time I take my work to Diana and DJ at Accent on Art.

For this one, DJ floated the painting overtop a shallow linen lined box, and Diana finished off with a beautifully detailed gilt frame with carvings matching the delicate curls in the mare's tail.
This says exquisite on every possible level. And it makes me happy. Very happy.
Let it make you happy too - "The End of the Day" is currently available, and payment plans are accepted. Email me to make it yours.
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork, 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Museum Exhibit: The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul. IEA Signature Member Exhibit August 3- September 28, 2014

IEAInv Large Web view


Opening Reception, Artists will be in attendance

The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul

A Signature Members exhibit for the Institute of Equine Artists

The public is invited to attend

Please join us for refreshments and hors d'oeuvres


International Museum of Art (IMA)

1211 Montana Ave.

El Paso, Texas 79902



Opening reception: Sunday - August 3rd, 2014 2-4:30 pm

Exhibition concludes September 28th, 2014

The International Museum of Art is proud to present:

The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul is a Signature Members exhibition of Equine Art in different media forms.

Founded September 16, 2010 by USA Equine Artist, Deborah Flood, The International Equine Artists was formed for artists who enjoy creating the horse in art. The group started out as a handful of equine artists from the USA, Canada and Australia, who wanted a place to network, share, and have an online community and professional presence. The Organization is based in the USA, but to accommodate those two other Countries, "International" was added to the Business Name. As the group became more popular, more artists from many different Countries around the globe requested to join. The membership has blossomed into a wonderfully diverse group of artists.

Carolyn Casarez, Director
Oscar Navarro, Community Engagement Manager

915 543 6747

All Works are for sale through the Museum.

Participating Signature Member Artists:

Carol Walker, Sue Kroll, Nancy Christy-Moore, Deborah Flood, Carole Andreen Harris, Helen Bailey, Debby Thomas, Jonelle T. McCoy, Thomas Allen Pauley, Kenna Al-Sayed, Bonnie Hamlin, Susan Monty, Mindy Colton, Laurie Justus Pace, Patricia Griffin, Judith Johnson, Yvonne Kitchen.


~Deborah Flood IEA Administration

Thursday, June 12, 2014

“Waiting For You”, Spanish Mustang Watercolor by Deborah Flood


Waiting for you 7 x 5 watercolor Large Web view

"Waiting For You"   Copyright 2014
7 x 5 inches
Deborah Flood.
$3.00USD USA Shipping.
If you would like to purchase this Mustang, there is a paypal button on my website here:

I’ve been doing a few small Watercolors, and offering them at a very affordable price. Paypal buttons are included on my website with each painting.

~Deborah Flood  #DeborahFlood

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The End of the Day -- Kimberly Kelly Santini

"The End of the Day," 16" x 20", acrylics on panel, depicting a beautifully feathered Gypsy Vanner draft horse, $679 to the first asking nicely.

In person this painting literally glows with layers of subtle and harmonic color. I even hear crickets and the drone of a fat honeybee.

Paintings can do some remarkable things.

I'm sharing some of my secrets in a 4 day workshop next month in Traverse City - we'll do a heck of a lot of painting, but we also laugh pretty hard, eat very well, enjoy sunset wine tasting on the peninsula, and make new friends. We need a few more bodies to make this happen - if you are interested, talk to Kathryn and figure out how you can join us.

Thanks, as always, for your interest in my artwork,
Warmly, Kim
Kimberly Santini

Monday, May 5, 2014

Last Laugh by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Last Laugh," 10" x 10", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a bay Thoroughbred horse. This painting is available for $539 to the first one asking nicely.

I know Derby week is over, but I wasn't ready to say goodbye to the horses quite yet.

Indulge me for one more day!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,

Friday, May 2, 2014

Squeaky Clean and Overthinking - by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Squeaky Clean," 15" x 24", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a blood bay Thoroughbred getting bathed. Inspired by the barn area at historic Saratoga Racetrack. This painting is available for $1299 to the first one asking nicely.

I was half afraid to come into the studio this morning for fear Squeaky wasn't nearly as good as I remembered. But then he was.

Then I started thinking what would happen if I ruined him during today's painting session? But then I didn't.

Some days you have to stop thinking and trust that you can.

Here's to a safe trip for all the horses running tomorrow,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

In Process - Squeaky Clean by Kimberly Kelly Santini

In Process, above "Squeaky Clean," 15" x 24", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a blood bay Thoroughbred getting bathed. Inspired by a sunny morning spent in the barn area at the historic Saratoga Racetrack last summer. This painting is available for $1299 to the first one asking nicely. Detail of Squeaky's face is below.

Every summer I visit Saratoga, New York - I drive through Canada and pick up Linda Shantz near Toronto, then we meet up with Jenifer Trottier (New Jersey), Juliet Harrison (New York) and Sharon Passmore (Tennessee). We spend our time talking horses and art while taking in the local gallery scene and getting as many hours at the track as possible. 

Reference photos shot during those few days together fuel a year's worth of creating. That's where the pics behind "Squeaky Clean" came from.

Thanks as always for following along with my artwork,

Palomino Mare Oil Painting by Karen Baker Thumm

"Tribute To Glory" oil painting on canvas

This lovely mare is Glory. She was my horse's best friend when I first bought him. She died a few years later, and this oil painting is my tribute to this sweet mare. 

I began the painting several years ago and have worked on it sporadically over the years. Since being laid up with a broken leg, I figured now was a very good time to finish her up and introduce her to the world. 

"Tribute To Glory" is a 12x12 inch oil painting on stretched canvas. She will be for sale once varnished and framed, or you can have her unframed if you wish  for $375. You can contact me through my website, Equine Artist Karen Thumm

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Title This Painting by Kimberly Santini

"Untitled," 12" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a retired Thoroughbred from Old Friends at Cabin Creek in upstate New York. This painting is available for $599 to the first one asking nicely, and proceeds will benefit the Old Friends.

Last summer I visited Old Friends Cabin Creek and learned about their mission firsthand - providing dignified retirement for racehorses. The farm is staffed entirely with volunteers.  It was moving to hear the stories of their residents, and every single horse appeared happy, healthy, and well loved.

I took many photos but very poor notes, and cannot figure out who this fellow is. Maybe the folks at Cabin Creek can tell me?

Meanwhile, the painting needs a title. Your suggestions are welcome here

Thanks as always for following along with my artwork,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kentucky Derby Week - Anyone's Race by Kimberly Santini

"Anyone's Race," 7" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a field of Thoroughbreds two strides into a race. This painting is available through Spa Fine Art (in Saratoga Springs New York) for $529 to the first one asking nicely. Spa also carries a large selection of other racing scenes. Please contact them for more information.

To implement this month's desktop calendar, download the file directly from my website.

I am by no means an expert on the variety of operating systems, so I highly recommend that if you don't know how to change your desktop wallpaper, don't email me for advice! Instead consult your computer's help files - they will be more concise, more knowledgeable and more responsive than I could ever hope to be.

Thanks as always for following along with my artwork,

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kentucky Derby Week - Baby Girl by Kimberly Santini

"Baby Girl," 7" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a Thoroughbred filly full of baby curls and chestnut precociousness. This painting is part of my daily painting project and available for $529 to the first one asking nicely.

This is the 8th Derby Week I've celebrated with daily paintings of horses. How time does fly......

It all starts with a dream, doesn't it? And what better epitomizes the dream of those following horse racing than a baby Thoroughbred, all gangly legs and full of promise?

The reference photo inspiring this one is from a visit to friend and fellow artist Linda Shantz's farm. The painting stars Brigette Merlot, now a 2 year old who is just learning about life at the track.

Thanks as always for following along with my artwork,

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Painting by Karen Baker Thumm

I'm excited about my new painting and want to share the step by step with you all. Follow along on my blog as I create this new painting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Start the Sky First?? No Way! New Oil Paintings by Deborah Flood


Desert Cowgirl 8 x 6 Medium Web view

Desert Cowgirl 8 x 6 Oil on Canvas SOLD, to the UK.

So, I just read on another Social Media, written by a Gallery, “Start the sky first”.

Hmmm….gee…I stopped painting the sky first as of late! I always used to start with the top of the canvas and move down to the horizon. Always the same way, the same results, the same…same….same….

Lately, I’ve made the decision to get back into my oils. Literally, some days (with it all over my hands…hair…face…and probably inside me too!).
I’m creating some little study pieces, 5 x 7 , 8 x 10 and such.

I’ve limited my palette to three colors and a white. It is quite freeing, and not constricting at all. No color choices to make. I mix my own!

What I start with is an under painting, that hopefully will glow through, covering the whole canvas. Then using a wet into wet technique I add my shadows and find my subject matter, and then create shadows upon the land. I find dark shadows, light shadows and work and blend. Then I take that brush with some of those earth colors on it, and I start working the sky. That sky takes on the reflections of the earth, as in real life. The skies aren’t that typical “Blue” we think they are when we look up at the sky. The clouds often reflect lots of color and all that dust that gets kicked up during the day. It’s all up there.

So what does this do for my painting? Well, it creates a uniform painting, like it all flows and belongs in the same image, like it should.

Here are a few more works I’ve been creating with this method. Each sky is a bit different, with a different mood, different glow and different meaning for the story being told.

Enjoy, and if you are interested in making a purchase on the available paintings, give me a holler!

Song of the wind 16 x 20 oil Large Web view

Song of the Wind, 16 x 20 Oil on Linen Panel $375.00USD Shipping extra.


Storms a brewing 10 x 8 oil Medium Web view

Storms a Brewing, 10 x 8, Oil on Panel, SOLD


Two from the string 11 x 14 oil Medium Web view

Two from the String, 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas, $255.00USD Shipping extra.


She Rode a Buckskin Horse 11 x 14 oil Medium Web view

She Rode a Buckskin Horse, 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas, $255.00USD Shipping extra.

Rides Many Moons 7 x 5 oil Medium Web view

Rides Many Moons, 7 x 5 Oil on Panel. SALE PENDING


Rough Trail 8 x 10 oil Medium Web view

Rough Trail, 8 x 10 Oil on Panel , $115.00USD Shipping extra.


Riding through the rain 7 x 5 oil Medium Web view

Riding Through the Rain, 7 x 5 Oil on Panel $70.00USD Shipping extra


Dark Desert Cowgirl 7 x 5 oil  Medium Web view

Dark Desert Cowgirl 7 x 5 Oil on Panel SOLD


Lead a horse to water 16 x 20 oil Large Web view

Lead a Horse to Water, 16 x 20 Oil on Linen Panel $375.00USD Shipping extra.

Thank you for taking a bit of time and looking at my new works.

More can be found at if you are so inclined to take a look.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Adorable Donkey, Burro Painting by Theresa Paden

Adorable Donkey
Burro Painting
By Theresa Paden


20 x 16"
Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas with 1.5" deep edges. 
I have continued the painting onto the edges so it can be hung without a frame.
Wired and ready to hang!

This painting will be available at 
The San Dimas Western Art Show and Sale
Click here for information on the show

Please visit my website to see more of my paintings

Here is a close-up photo of the painting

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Large Horse Painting in Bright Colors by Theresa Paden

Large Horse Painting in Bright Colors
By Theresa Paden

"Sunset Racer"

40 x 36"
Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas (no staples) with 1.5" deep edges.
I have continued the painting onto the edges so a frame isn't needed. 
Wired and ready to hang!

This painting will be available at 
Colorful Impressions Art Show and Sale
at the Artists' Studio Gallery in Palos Verdes, California
March 31-April 27, 2014

Here is a close-up photo of the painting

“The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul” The International Equine Artists, Signature Member 2014 Exhibit, at The International Museum of Art of El Paso, By The IEA.

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Invitational IEA Signature Member Exhibit at the International Museum of Art of El Paso.

International Equine Artists Signature Member Exhibit!
"The Horse; Spirit, Art and Soul"
This is the 1st "Signature Member" Exhibit held at:
The International Museum of Art of El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA.
August 3 -September 28, 2014
Opening Reception August 3,2014 2PM - 4:30PM
International Museum of Art of El Paso
1211 Montana Av.,
El Paso, Texas 79902

Facebook Event Link:

~Deborah Flood, IEA Founder & Administrator.

“Print, Open Call Exhibit” at the Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, Maine. By Deborah Flood

Forward Motion 4 x 6  Large Web view

My Linocut-Block Print, Forward Motion, will be exhibiting in the Waterfall Arts Center "Print, Open Call Exhibit", Belfast Maine. This piece, along with other Artist's hand created Prints will be on display and offered for sale through the Art Center. Info as follows:
Event Dates: 4/4/2014 - 5/30/2014
Reception: 4/4/2014  5PM - 7PM (I plan on attending).
Location: Waterfall Arts Center
256 High Street
Belfast, Maine 04915

~Deborah Flood

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Buckled by Sheona Hamilton-Grant

A wee work in progress that lead to my new drawing "Buckled".

Pencil on Paper
35x26 cm
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

Pencils: 2b, 2h and a 6b Paper: Mellotex Size: 37 x 26 cm (pretty much lifesize)

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Ice (Luna III) - and a Casting Call - by Kimberly Kelly Santini

ABOVE, detail of "Ice (Luna III)," BELOW, full version, 12" x 7-3/4", acrylics on a cradeled museum quality panel, the newest installation in The Luna Series, a study of black and white, $499. In process photos here. I don't think this painting is going to last long - inquiries may come to me.

I want to do a few more paintings of Luna (view Luna I and Luna II), but am far from done with my exploration of black and white. Which means I am casting for additional black and white muses. The ideal muse will have interesting markings and texture along with an expressive face. Nominations may come to me via email with the subject line "Black and White" - include 2-3 non-flash photos that you have taken where your black and white nominee makes up at least 1/3 of the photo. 

PLEASE NOTE: Nominating individuals are under no obligation to purchase resulting artwork. By submitting photos, nominating individual is guaranteeing they are both the photographer and copyright owner and are granting me permission to create artwork from submitted imagery.

I can't wait to meet a crowd of new faces!

Thanks for following along with my artwork,

Sunday, March 9, 2014

TAG!!! A game I'm playing on my facebook art page. Come by and join in! Donna Ridwgay

TAG!!! A game on my facebook art page.  It's a fun game and here's how it works.  I create a painting, I post it to my art page, with the word, TAG!!!! at the top of the post.

If you are the first person to respond with TAG!!!! beneath the painting, you just won yourself a painting.  I gave away the first painting this morning.  It was a 4X4inch painting of a horse's eye.  In the reflection, you see a car going down a gravel road.  I love painting eye reflections in horse's eyes.

I don't care if some artists tell me that is "cliche" or "overdone" or if they say they are sick and tired of seeing horse's eyes in photos and paintings.  I do it anyway and Kathy Tilander-Doyle, who won the painting, was totally delighted with it!  That was so much fun.

Here's the painting:

It did not last on the page for two seconds, so if you want to play, keep an eye on that page!

Congratulations Kathy!
I'm having as much fun with this as the winners are!
Donna Ridgway

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I've got some fun news about my latest horse painting called "Where's the Peep?"

What horse person doesn't recognize this face? This is much loved face from a really fun perspective otherwise known as "The Mooching For Peeps Face". The inspiration for this painting came from a Hanovarian mare, named Wrose, that I had the privilege of training for close to two years. She is a real character and her owner, Amanda, discovered that Wrosie had a penchant for Peeps. You know..those marshmallow chicks that come out around Easter? It seems they are also available for a lot of other holidays so Amanda and I would load up after the holidays when the ghost Peeps, bunny Peeps, Santa Peeps, etc.. all go on sale. Wrose could hear the subtle rustle of the cellophane that comes on the Peeps packaging and she would just go nuts nickering for her most favorite treat ever. This, my friends, is the face of a Peeps moocher.

Wrose,surveying the water hazard, with her incredibly
 talented owner, Amanda Miller

And now for the fun news!

"Peep?" has become quite the popular painting! It will be showcased in the Horse Show Issue of The Chronicle of the Horse next week March 9) and now it's also going to be published in the next edition of the American Hanovarian Society's magazine! 

And because you guys asked I now have reproductions available!

And because, y'all have been asking I now have Peeps available as a giclee reproduction!

This is an 8 x 10 (image is 8 x 10, support slightly larger) new, giclee reproduction.This image is printed on a 100% acid- free, archival quality, fine art paper and printed with archival inks. It comes packaged in a protective,acid free cello bag with backing board. I hand sign and number every print to make it a one of a kind piece. Framing instructions included with each print. $50 plus $6.95 Priority Mail Shipping. 
Note: the website info is NOT on the print! 

To order your very own print just click on the Buy Now Button!

Peeps is quickly becoming one of my most popular images. It's right up there with Collection and Connection and is following in the footsteps of Collection which had the cover of The Chronicle in March 2010.

Watercolor, Private Collection
The Chronicle of the Horse

Watercolor, Private Collection


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 "Divine Horse"; "The Great Mare";
 Goddess of horses; Mother Goddess. 
Protectress of horses, prosperity, dogs, healing.

I am getting ready to launch the next big part of my equine adventure. In addition to my hands on training/teaching business,  I will be making my heart-centered training riding solutions grounded in the basics of the the Training Scale, Rider Biomechanics and the Horse/Human Connection available to all who have been asking through my new website that I will be launching in the next couple of weeks! If you would like me to be informed of the launch I have an email list. Just fill in your name and email below!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Luna, by Kimberly Santini

"Luna," 7" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a stunning paint horse, in process photos here. Thank you Maggie Weakley (friend and fellow artist) for sharing your muse with me. $499, inquiries may come to me.

I know I've always preached that black paint can be a crutch. And I've never used it. 

Then Robert Genn called it the Queen of Color. And friend and mentor Vianna Szabo told me she was using it in her new limited palette (and she's taking a group to Italy to paint, in case you are interested).

I was already painting black and white horses, falling in love with the abstractions of their markings and the play of light. The next step was to push the boundary even further and eliminate the middle ground.

Hence The Luna Series has been born. There's another Luna piece in process on the studio Facebook page. And one in my head, ready to spill out. And more in the works.

Black CAN be a powerful tool when used in moderation and tinted with strong blues and reds.

I love making new discoveries!

Thanks for following along,