Pueblo is a Strawberry Roan Appaloosa. This recently finished commission measures 14x18" and is painted with colored pencils on 4 ply mat board. The reference photos were taken by the client. Lighting and attitude were a challenge in this piece. I had to work closely with my client to develop an understanding of this horse, especially as I have never met her in person. The other challenge was photographing the art-something I need to take time out to learn properly!
Margi is published in CP Treasures by Ann Kullberg.Read More
Big Dubs, Tennessee Walking HorseRead More
Yes, I am tooting my own horn. I just started to show my work, so can't help but jump up and down like a kid, every time my art is lauded - just can't help it. Though I respect the expert opinion of the person(s) chosen to judge a show, it's just as important for me to know how my work is viewed by those who attend. When "Chief" was passed over by the judge at the recent CPSA District Chapter 119 Exhibition at Sharon Woods, Sharonville Ohio, I admit I was surprised. In my opinion, Chief is one of my strongest pieces. So, it's nice to hear that out of the 270 people who cast a vote, "Chief" came in 4th. Competition is healthy.
Today I am the featured artist on CPSA's Facebook page: " Today's featured artist is CPSA member Margie Hopkins from Ohio. She has a very interesting website....great bio, shows her process, and her love of animals is evident. One of her portraits appeared on a recent cover of the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association."
What an honor for myself and Meghan Hopkins who created and designed my logo and website. If you wish to know more about Meghan and her freelance design, go to www.meghanhopkins.com