Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Wild in Her

                           Click here to bid                             6 x 8 inches oil     Sold
Have you ever watched your horse out in the pasture when they see something far off? Its like their instincts kick in and suddenly their alert and ready to run. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blue Eyed Paint

Click here to bid6 x 8 inches oil on canvas  Sold
I included a photo of the painting framed to show what it looks like but the frame is not included.  The photo looks like her eyes are white but they are actually  blue. Her name is Hope and she did lose her left eye to moon blindness I just decided to give her both her eyes for this painting.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Summer Day

8 x 10 inches oil on canvas click here to bid  Sold
Sometimes when I'm sorting through photos looking for some inspiration I find one that really jumps out at me or there is just something about the photo that makes me want to paint it. The shadow on the horse's belly is what drew me to this photo. I loved the way it framed her face and slid down around her belly and disappeared underneath. A little crazy I know but just a little something about me and how I chose what I'm going to paint.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

White Horse

                                  18 x 14 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid

              Another painting from the Youth Rodeo in Fremont. Steady white pony a really good mount  for the boy who was riding him.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


                     click here to bid     9 x 12 inches oil on canvas
                     Pretty little white faced paint mare I photographed at the youth horse show.
                     She was definitely a standout! Sold

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Last Light 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas

                                         click here to bid
                                A couple of buddies hanging in the snow  sold

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quiet Forest

                                     click here to bid   8 x 10 inches oil on canvas

                               We have a lot of trees in Nebraska. They always look
                                so beautiful after the first snow.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


                              8 x 10 inches oil on canvas    click here to bid

                            Kid's pony. Name's Puddin what more can I say...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Knee High

                                   6x6 inches oil on canvas  click to bid  
                    This foal grew up to be a very stout palomino gelding. I haven't seen him
                    in a while but I heard he did get big. I painted the sides on this one so you
                    can frame it or hang it just the way it is.


                            Thank you to Midwest Dog Rescue for Cleo. She is the best!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


                      My new puppy she's so sweet but whew! Lots of work! My cat hates her!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


 10 x 8 inches oil on canvas   click here to bid
 Another painting from the International Show Jumping. A different view that you don't always see.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Snow Horse

                                   6 x 8 inches oil on canvas click here to bid
                                   Nothing looks better in the snow than a horse!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


                                      8 x 10 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid

                                            Matilda is a very sweet broodmare.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


                             8 x 10 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid

        Maybe I should have called it Primary Colors. I think Flight works better.
        I love how dark the horses get in the winter especially against the cool colors of winter.
       Hope everyone likes her!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


                                5 x 7 inches oil on canvas    click here to bid

I was inspired last week. I visited the Zoo (Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo ) and took a lot of photos. I love the big cats. Haven't painted one in a while but I couldn't wait to get home and paint him. Hope everyone likes it! I did a sketch first before the painting. Thought I'd include it in the pictures.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Over the Jump

                               11 x 14 inches oil on canvas     click here to bid

                             The International Horse Show comes to Omaha every april. This
                             painting is from the first one.  Its a great show and I take lots of photos.
                             I hope to paint more of them.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Green Fields

8 x 10 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid

 Always wanted to paint this photo. Early spring and
bright vivid colors. This is Tea, Rainy's filly. A very black mare.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Autumn Wind

                               6 x 8 inches oil on canvas    click here to bid

                             The grasses out here turn yellow when autumn comes.
                            The horses turn into a rich dark color. Pretty soon winter
                            will be here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


                              6 x 8 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid  Sold

                              I tried to show you how I start a painting.  I usually start with
                              a blank canvas and a little brown paint. I like to add a frame so
                              I  have an idea where to place the focus of my painting. I haven't
                             done any cows in a while so this turned out to be a good exercise.
                              I like the outcome.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Winter Run

8 x 10 inches oil on canvas click here to bid    Sold

This is Hope, she love's to show off . I took this photo one afternoon when we had a lot
of snow on the ground. She loves to strut her stuff.
I added a picture of the painting framed, to give you an idea of what  the painting looks like after its been framed. I never sell them with a frame because I feel it is a personal choice.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread baked with zucchini from the garden! Spent all morning baking with the windows open! The weather has been so cool lately.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Winter Silence

                                8 x 10 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid  Sold
I think the name is appropriate. It makes me think of standing outside
 after the first snow thinking how quiet and magical it is. It doesn't last long,
but when  its here it gives me the shivers. Sounds like a name for another
painting. Hope everyone likes it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rainy again

                               5 x 7 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid
                               sold  Yea I know Rainy again. I like painting her.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kayla's Mare

5 x 7 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid     sold   

 I generally paint the horses that I have easy
access to. This paint horse shows up in several
 of my paintings sometimes in the back ground or like this
 one she's the main subject. I'm hoping Kayla doesn't mind.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


5 x 7 inches oil on canvas  click here to bid   Sold
I painted this one a few weeks ago. The lighter
colors  usually take longer to dry but it is ready to go.
 Hope everyone likes it.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


                                  click here to bid    6 x 8 inches oil on canvas.   sold
                              I always revert to painting bays when the day
                              isn't going so well. They always come out great!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

In the Arena

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 9 x 12 inches oil on canvas. I went to a kids horse show called the Youth Rodeo. Took some action photos and did some paintings. This is one of them.They had horses and kids of every size and color, they even had some adults competing.  I had fun watching them. This buckskin was running the barrels well maybe just walking them.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Paint Mare

 click here to bid  5 x 7 inches oil on canvas
I love painting paint horses there are so many different colors
 and patterns to work with. Hope you like this one. She always
 photographs well.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

At the Rodeo

click here to bid  8 x 10 inches oil on canvas board  Sold

This painting is canvas but on a hard board. The paint slides on and is really fun to  manipulate. I tried a little looser  technique in the background and tighter in the foreground.
I like to try different surfaces, to give me a challenge and change it up a little.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Three's Company

6 x 8 inches oil on canvas   click here to bid   Sold

Sorrel Bay Gray. I placed the bay  so he could frame the gray. He really
makes the gray horse stand out. The flaxen mane on the sorrel makes the bay
 stand out. Worked out pretty good I think.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

She stays close

click here to bid   6 x 6 inches oil on canvas     Sold
''She stays close'' to her mother. Rainy was a sheltered foal. She did not have other
playmates until she was weaned. It was a tough transition period for her. This time I remembered to take pictures at my table while I was painting her to kind of  let you see the
progression of my painting process. The sides are also painted so you won't have to frame it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Gray Mustang

click here to bid   11 x 14 inches oil on canvas

 Actually I should of named the painting ''Sadie'' because thats what her owners named
her when they adopted her as a mustang. The family had some kids and she was really good with them. I really was trying to capture her character and not put all the focus on her conformational flaws. Sometimes the ones with the flaws turn out to be the best kind. I hope that she had a good life.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pastel Paint

click here to bid  6 x 8 inches oil on canvas. 

Before I painted in oils I used to be a pastel artist, but framing and shipping got to be so expensive so I switched.  I tried a little pastel background with this painting. It works great with paint horses.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ahead of the dust

                                     10 x 8 inches oil on canvas
                                      Ever been the last one on a ride?  
                                      If you are you end up eating all the dust.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


                                                   6 x 6 inches oil on canvas 
                   Paints make great painting subjects and the foals are especially colorful.
                                                          click here to bid

Sunday, June 23, 2013



                                                8 x 10 inches oil on canvas

                           I know another snow picture. I like painting the snow.
                           In Nebraska we used to get a lot of it. Not so much anymore.

                                                            click here to bid     

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bold Red

                                                        6 x 6 inches oil on canvas 

                    Spring foal. Is there anything better?  This filly grew up to be a beautiful mare. Her nickname is Rainy and now that she is retired she spends her days in a huge pasture. Winters in Nebraska are a little hard on her but I put a nice warm blanket on her if it gets to cold.I painted the sides of this painting green so you really don't have to frame it.
                                                            Click here to bid

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Red Halter

                                                      6 x 8 inches oil on canvas

                        Another painting of Eddie the draft horse. I liked painting him.
       I found him when I was on a horse vacation a few years ago. Eddie was one of the                     draft horses that pulled the covered wagon for the tourists.
                                                          Click here to bid 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Parade on Grand Ave

                                                       16 x 20 inches oil on canvas

                           Every rodeo has a grand parade before the main event. This rider is from a very large group of youth riders called the Westernaires. Their website is Check them out they are located in Colorado and ride in rodeo's all over the country. I first discovered their talent in Nebraska at Nebraska's big Rodeo. I've found they make great model's for paintings!  

                                                          Click here to bid

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Chase

                                                    14 x 11 inches oil on canvas

                            I used to go to the local Quarter Horse roping in Fremont NE.
                            They have a out door arena thats great for  photos.
                            I took this scene out of the arena and put them out in the open.
                            I thought it would look better with out all the fences.

                                                            Click here to bid

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Palomino Profile

                                                          6 x 8 inches oil on canvas
                                 I took this photograph a long time ago. A palomino named Goldie.
                                 Her owner was allergic to horses so she didn't get ridden much.
                                 I found the photo not to long ago and knew I had to paint her.

                                                            Click here to bid