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The edition is closed...  Final copies of Orgulhoso will be offered either fully prepped and primed and/or painted.  Any remaining copies will be sold via MH$P.


Recoloso is officially SOLD OUT!!  Thank you to everyone who supported this piece!  (click here)




Visit the gallery of painted Recoloso pieces and view some truly lovely horses!  Click here: (Gallery)


Take a look at all my customs and sculptures: (Horse Art Sculptures)


I'm really loving getting into the sculptural aspect of equine art.  So, while I will still take on commission paintings of your horses, dogs and cats, my focus and goals for now will be the horse in 3D form.  My first resin cast offering has gone superbly well, and must thank everyone for their support of this piece.  It wouldn't have been possible without you!


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Last updated 2/7/09.


Frequently Asked Questions



Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.  I'll add to this page as I go along!


What medium do you work in?


I work strictly in pastels.  Many may think that it's not a "serious" medium to be working with, but the results and luminosity of the completed piece are hard to achieve with any other medium.  Pastel, being almost pure pigment, has a wonderful richness to the color and due to the nature of the pigment particles laying on top of one another, reflect and refract the light in ways not achievable with, say, oils or acrylics.  I have one painting where the background looks different depending on the time of day and the way the light strikes it.  I don't think one can achieve that with an oil painting!


How long does it take for you to complete a piece?


That depends on the size and complexity of the piece.  A head portrait naturally takes less time than a full body conformation portrait or a conformation painting with a full landscape.


What are your prices?


My current prices start at $440.00 for an 8" x 10" head portrait; $780.00 for an 10" x 12" conformation portrait with no landscape; and $1,170.00 for an 11" x 14" conformation portrait with a landscape.  Some might think that isn't cheap, but you know the old saying "you get what you pay for"!  I pride myself on creating portraits that truly look like *that* individual horse or dog, not just "a horse" or "a dog" that has your animal's markings.  They're all different and a portrait should truly reflect their individuality.  A complete commission portrait price list is available -- just drop me a note at the email on my "Contact" page and I'll be happy to send you one.


Do your prices include framing or shipping?


No, my prices do not include either framing or shipping.


What do you need by way of reference materials to complete a piece?


I generally need good, clear photos of your horse or dog (and indicate which one or ones show the color accurately) and a short "bio" to let me know what the personality of the animal is like.  Knowing any quirks is helpful, too!  I can send instructions on taking good photos using a correct lens to minimize distortions, etc.  If you live within a reasonable driving distance (about an hour or so), I can come and take all the reference photos I need and get to know the subject in person.


How do you ship the finished art?


All the paintings I've shipped have gone by FedEx 2nd day and I'm quite happy with their service and the fact that the art gets to its destination in one piece, which is terrific considering I don't spray my paintings with fixative (fixative changes the color too much).  So I will continue to use their services, unless something better comes along!!


Any questions, problems or comments, please write to us using the email on the "Contact" page.  Thank you!


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