Much of my artwork is inspired by the beauty of God’s creation, especially His animals. I love to take photographs and I love to paint my artwork from photos that I have taken. I am never quite sure if I am just taking photos to put in my album or if I am taking reference photos for future artwork – it really doesn’t matter to me when I am out there snapping pictures like a crazy woman. My animals tolerate that photo frenzy much better than most people! ROFLOL! My sympathies to family and friends – I know my photo frenzies drive you nuts!
Let me introduce you to Hershey. Such a sweet and lovable guy! I did this painting from a photograph I took of him during the winter. He was all shagged out and hairy which makes him turn about three shades lighter than he is in the summer. Come spring it is like unwrapping a Christmas present – I never know what color he will be! Sometimes he is a light honey color and sometimes he is a deep, dappled gold. Hershey is a palomino quarterhorse and he is about 15 years old.