I haven't posted any artwork in a while, so I thought I'd post one of my more recent horse portraits - "Scooter". Scooter belongs to our family veterinarian, Keri Sanders at Ark Animal Care in Mill City, OR. Keri and the staff at Ark Animal Care are the greatest. Over the past summer we lost two of our faithful companions, Henri and Sheba to old age. They were both over 14 years old, and were a special part of the Howe/Tripoli household. We greatly appreciated the care and kindness of everyone at Ark Animal Care, to us yes, but especially to Sheba, and then Henri, as we dealt with their illnesses up to the time it came to say goodbye, just a little more than a month apart. Anyway, I did this portrait of Keri's horse, Scooter as a show of our appreciation. I completed the rendering using a combination of stippling, or pointillism and stroke work, and worked with black and brown inks. The framed original now hangs in the office of Ark Animal Care. The link in the title will take you to my FineArtAmerica Gallery, where you can see a larger image of the portrait, as well as all of the other portraits there. I've recently organized the artwork into galleries, which for the most part, correspond to the galleries on my website. There are a few differences, most notably the combining of the Northwest, Southwest and Golf Course categories (as you would find them on the website) into one gallery - Scenic Portraits, on FineArtAmerica. As I add more artwork into that gallery, I will more than likely sort them out again down the road.
And now, for something a little different, as Monty Python used to say (no hammers smashing heads here though). A few posts ago I introduced readers to Christopher Farlow, as artist associate of mine through FineArtAmerica, and he will be featured again in February's newsletter. Today, I'd like to introduce my readers to one of my LinkedIn associates, Cindy Rademacher, owner of CJK Marketing. Cindy lives in the Missoula, Montana area, and her businesses deal with Health, Wellness and Fitness. One of her newest additions is a diet lollipop! Go figure, who would have thought you could lose weight by sucking on a lollipop. I'll try to have more info on Cindy's websites for February's newsletter as well, but in the meantime, to view her public profile on LinkedIn, just click on this link: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cjkproducts.