Thursday, January 28, 2016

Racing Paintings Series Continues

"Before The Race #4",  mixed media ,9x12" ©2016

Two more "Before the Race " paintings are done. I have done series before and have had good luck in having the paintings find forever homes. Working in series gives me a sense of continuity and purpose. It also gives me a chance to develop an idea further than a single painting does. Painting series and painting self-portraits are some things that I TRY  to do every year. All part of the growth I hope to achieve every year. So here are "Before The Race #4 " and "Before The Race #5" . All 5 paintings ready to go!! Check them all out on my website.

"Before The Race #5",  mixed media ,9x12" ©2016 

The farm's snow is starting to melt. It has been an easier winter so far this year. Our horses are eager for spring to come for them to get back to driving ....I really think that they miss getting out and about, and off the farm. They suffer cabin fever too!! 

Our brook is even open a bit and the water bubbles and gurgles as it passes below the snow and ice that blankets it.  I love this Cob Cottage farm!!!

The brook..........on its was through the farm.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

It's A New Year ! More New Paintings!

 I can't believe time has past so quickly since the last time I posted new work ....but it has, and needless to say, I have been painting between holiday commitments  and snow storms and doctor appointments! Life on the farm goes on and I do get time every day to get into the studio and do something creative. ............even if it is only balancing my checkbook. Believe me, that can be VERY creative!

At the end of 2015 I did an oil of a Cob brood mare, fond memories of a mare that produced some awesome foals. The painting is available on my website and hopefully she will find a new home in the new year.

  I also have been working on some smaller works on paper , in mixed media, and they are turning into a series of works I will be doing as I explore the pulse of the prerace ride, the feeling of the horses and their side riders, as they ready for the gate loading and their race. So far there are three done  in this series......

"Before The Race #2"  ©2016  Kathi Peters

I have had  papercut drawing work juried into an exhibit opening at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine January 15th,2016......Good to have my  papercuts back in the mix of my portfolio of work again. I am looking at some changes in my work in the new year. I hope to keep you engaged in my work. 
And so I paint....create!