Archive for December, 2010

Nadia learning to use her reigns

December 31, 2010

Nadia is riding Echo with confidence as she is learning to use her reigns. She loves her horse, Echo.

Nadia taking Echo around the arena.


Merry Christmas 2010

December 25, 2010

A wonderful quiet Christmas with Echo

A little cold


Merry Christmas

Gabi and Maren love their painting.

December 23, 2010

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.

Echo, Maren, and Gabi

The horse of the hour, Bar L. Echo

“Maren and Echo” is finished

December 22, 2010

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.

"Maren and Echo" just in time for Christmas!

Prichard’s Single Malt Whiskey

December 22, 2010

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:

Barreled aged, & hand bottled. Single Malt is smooth

Portrait, Maren and Echo

December 21, 2010

Must be completed by Christmas Eve.

I am excited about the progress of this painting.

Never Rains in California

December 20, 2010

Who said that… business trip takes me back to sunny LA .

5 days of rain wow….

The 405 at about 4:00 PM

The 405 just fun headed back to LA from Irvine

The car was nice... A new Mustang

Broncho No.1, No 2., and No.3 are Completed

December 12, 2010

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.

"Bronco No. 1"

"Bronco No. 2"

"Bronco No. 3"

Work on Bronco 2 and 3 Continues

December 10, 2010

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.

"Bronco No.3" takes shape

"Bronco No. 2" becomes a wild ride

New Gallery in Huntsville Downtown

December 10, 2010

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.

Ribbon Cutting (L to R)Renee Prasil, Anne O'Shea, Mayor Tommy Battle, Peter Grant and Martina Svoboda.

1,800 sq feet of gallery space!

Huntsville Art League adds a new building downtown.