Nadia is riding Echo with confidence as she is learning to use her reigns. She loves her horse, Echo.
Archive for December, 2010
A wonderful quiet Christmas with Echo
I delivered the painting to the stable tonight. The painting was a surprise to Maren and she loved it.
The biggest complement was to hear people say they recognize Maren in the painting.
I was thrilled of course. It was wonderful to make someone happy. So cool to see their smiles!
Echo of course was as cool as always. Oh, and he loves to have his photo taken.
Just in time for Christmas! Gabi gets her original Peter Grant. a painting, titled, “Maren and Echo” 20″X20″ acrylic.
The portrait took several days to complete and was a bit of a struggle. Difficult to do something fast and yet try to keep the features of the subject recognizable. But, I believe I pulled it off.
A small shot of my friend, Phillip Prichard’s Single Malt Whiskey goes a long way to help my paintings come to life.
Actually, just kidding, but if you like whiskey then check out Phillip’s new single malt it is a hit with all my friends!
The painting is actually finished and I will post “Maren and Echo” 20″X20″ on this site tomorrow.
This painting has been fun. (without the whiskey) It has come together very nicely. I feel comfortable with Maren’s portrait. I am not one for detail, but feel I captured just enough of Maren’s features while moving my brush quickly over the canvas.
Check out the prichard website: www.prichardsdistillery.com
Must be completed by Christmas Eve.
Who said that… business trip takes me back to sunny LA .
5 days of rain wow….
I’m thrilled to announce I have finished these three commissioned works in time for Christmas.
My client loves them and they are going on their wall before Christmas!
There are a few more to do, but I’m getting there.
Took a little time out to work the “HAL on the Square” project to do the ribbon cutting. So now is the time to get back to painting. I have a lot to accomplish before Christmas.
AS always I am deep into the struggle of making Bronco 2 and 3 come to life.
Color always plays the most important part. I want my work to stand out as an abstract artist rather just another painter who paints horses.. Still attempting to show the emotion and strength… The movement is what my paintings are about.
HUNTSVILLE, AL. – A new art gallery is adding a dash of pizzazz to downtown Huntsville.
The California-based investment group San Francisco Residence Club and the 53-year-old Huntsville Art League cut the ribbon on the gallery Wednesday afternoon at 200 West Side Square, the old Central Bank Building.
Artist Peter Grant, the interim advisory board president of HAL, said the 1,800-square-foot space on the building’s first floor will help enhance downtown while providing more exposure to local artists.
“We are trying to make it an upscale gallery that will feature about 16 pieces of art ranging from acrylics to watercolors to sculpture by HAL artists,” Grant said. “HAL has 65 exhibiting artists; we will eventually rotate the artwork so that all artists have a piece on display.”
The opportunity to occupy the vacant space arose when Grant was introduced to Anne O’Shea, one of the members of the San Francisco Residence Club.
“She had space on the first floor in the new building on West Side Square and asked if HAL was interested in opening an extension to its gallery (on L&N Drive),” Grant said.
“It was just too good of a deal to pass up,” he said, “and Anne (O’Shea) wanted to give back to the community.”
Since the vacant space is not being leased, HAL will occupy it in the interim at no charge.
Grant added that the gallery space features a few rooms where HAL hopes to soon open something similar to a Christmas boutique.
“We share her (O’Shea) ideas and want to help downtown take off and make it a neat place,” he said. Article by Sarah Cure from the Huntsville times.