Thursday, April 4, 2013
This drawing of a friends mare, whose name is "Magic", is a good example of how I draw a grey horse with a black background. A grey horse on white paper lacks punch (and I'm all about contrast)so I generally will do a full background when it requires it. I use the same pencil that I use to do the rest of the drawing, but the softest lead, which also happens to be the darkest. It's time consuming, but kind of brainless work, so I try to just add a bit here and there when I need to take a break from the detail work of the horse itself. On the print you can see the strokes of the dark pencil on the paper, which provides a nice texture.
This drawing is a finalist in the Art Renewal Centers 2012/2013 Salon Competition. Over 2000 entries were submitted and they accepted the top 30% as finalists with the results being announced on April 30th. This is the first art competition that I've entered that has not specialized in Western or Equine Art, so I am thrilled to have been selected as a finalist.
Prints are available on my website.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Early Californios Skills of the Rancho
I am excited to be traveling to this new event in February! I'm going to have a booth at the show with limited edition prints, originals and some other things. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi! Visit the website www.californiobridlehorseassociation.com for more information. If you are interested in the poster, it is available at www.prairiekaren.com
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Brand new notecards! Pack of 6 (2 of each image) 5 x 7 with matching envelopes and packaged in a clear box. $12.00 + Shipping
You can preorder through my Etsy shop until they make it to the website. Will ship the last week of November
Monday, September 3, 2012
In addition to scarf slides, I've made some belt buckles with my drawings on them.. My Etsy shop has all of the details.