Apr 19, 2017

Horse Lovers Shirts Update

I posted a while back that I've been putting my horse art on t-shirts on Amazon. Due to Amazon's rules and limitations, I've had to shuffle things around, removing some shirts and adding others. The good news is, I've been able to add more horse themed shirts than I've had to remove. So this post is just to update you on the selection of horse art shirts I currently have available on Amazon. Click a shirt image below to see the size and color options available for that design.

Funny Fat Horse Skinny Woman Will Work For Hay Shirt

I Love My Black Pinto Gypsy Vanner T-shirt

Bay Pinto Gypsy Vanner Gypsy Woman Shirt

Life Is Better With Paint Horses T-shirt

Life Is Better With Horses Tee

Life Is Better With Appaloosa Horses T-shirt

I Love Friesian Horses T-shirt

Friesian Horses Proof Of God T-shirt

Yes, I Really Do Need All These Horses T-shirt

Horses Are Proof Of God Tee

Life Is Better With A Black Paint Horse Tee

Dripping Wet Hot Pink Paint Horse Shirt

Horse Love Bay Paint Mare and Foal Shirt

Love Horses White Cremello Mare and Foal T-shirt

Appaloosa Horse Family Tee Shirt

Neon Green Dripping Wet Paint Horse T-shirt

Black Quarter Horse Family Shirt

Rainbow Paint Horse T-shirt

Love Horses Palomino Shirt

Life Is Better With A Buckskin Appaloosa Shirt

Life Is Better With A Palomino Paint Horse Tee

Horse Lovers Bay Mare and Foal Shirt

Vibrant Purple Wet Paint Horse T-shirt

Keep Calm & Get Back On Jumping Horse Shirt

Keep Calm & Ride On Western Quarter Horse Tee

Keep Calm & Ride On Dressage Horse Shirt

Western Horse In Sepia T-shirt

I Love Friesians T-shirt

Apr 15, 2017

Horses Without Fences

In earlier posts I shared a new set of digital horse paintings featuring a family of horses in snow in a variety of coat colors. In those earlier versions the horses were behind a fence in a corral. Well, to show off more of the beauty of the horse itself I made versions with the fence in front. This post will feature them in solid coat colors. In later posts I'll have appaloosas and pintos.

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Apr 9, 2017

Do We Really Need To Know Evil To Recognize Good?

I recently finished a painting of a Friesian horse trotting through the snow. The Friesian horse is an easily recognizable, though not well-recognized, breed. By that I mean, if you are familiar with horse breeds, it is very easy to distinguish from other breeds. If you are not familiar with horses, however, you've probably never seen or heard of one (except in movies).

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Friesians are easily distinguished from other breeds because they have many characteristics of a draft but are leaner and more graceful. The Friesian always comes in black (except for one very rare exception, a chestnut stallion called Fire Magic) with no white markings such as socks or blaze. It has a long wavy mane and tail and feathery feet.

But, the Friesian is uncommon in the United States and if you live here you are unlikely to ever have seen one. In all my years of owning and working with horses I don't think I ever saw one in real life. This is why I say it is not likely to be recognized by most people, at least most people in the U.S.

The Friesian gets its name from the place of its origin, a region in the Netherlands known as Friesland. It's a light draft horse breed originally bred to pull carriages and is popular for this purpose because of its elegant, high-stepping gait.

So, what does the title of this blog post have to do with any of this? Well, when I first uploaded this image I shared it to my Facebook page and I realized a lot of people would not recognize this horse breed. So I added a little bit of info about the breed and included a YouTube video so people could see this amazing horse in action.

The Friesian horse's movement is so amazing to watch that, while previewing YouTube videos, I got a little emotional when I watched these beautiful creatures in action. They are stunning. It made me ponder all the wonder and beauty this world has to offer. But then I wonder, how can we have such beauty and yet have so much ugliness and evil too? Why can't we just have the beauty of this world? Well, I've wondered this before, as I'm sure everyone has at one time or another. If you wonder out loud, the response from others is usually something like, we can't recognize beauty without ugliness, we can't appreciate pleasure without knowing pain, we can't know good without knowing evil.

That's the standard and widely accepted notion about good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, etc. The idea is that if we lived in a world where everything was wonderful, everything was beautiful, that we would not be able to appreciate it, or even recognize it. I disagree. I think this is nonsense.

Why? Because I was a child once. Yes, we all were. Think back to when you were two years old. When I was 2 I already knew horses were wonderful, beautiful creatures. No one had to teach me that, or compare it to something ugly before I understood. I was already delighted by kittens, puppies, and baby chicks. I marveled at pollywogs, hummingbirds, and butterflies. I'm pretty sure that, at 2 years old, I knew nothing of famine, war, hurricanes, and the Ebola virus. Yet I still managed to thoroughly enjoy my goldfish and fluffy teddy bear. I really don't think we need to know ugliness to know what's beautiful, to know misery in order to recognize what brings us pleasure. The ability to recognize beauty is already within us from birth.

So, for those of you who would like to experience some beauty without thinking of ugliness for a few moments, I present to you the magnificent Friesian horse in action in this YouTube video below. Enjoy!

The KFPS Royal Friesian Horse

Apr 4, 2017

Paint Horses In Winter Corral

Paint horses are here! In my last post I created several color variations of appaloosa horses in snow. Now I've done them all in the tobiano pinto coat pattern in bay, buckskin, chestnut, palomino, and black. As usual, all are available as prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, tote bags, and more. Click an image to see all the products available for that version of the paint horse family artwork.

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As with the other, I can mix and match them for you so if, for example, you want a black paint, palomino paint, and bay paint together, I can do that. Just let me know.

Apr 2, 2017

Appaloosa Horse Family In Multiple Colors

In a previous post I shared some new artwork of a family of horses in snow. I did all the solid coat colors of black, white (cremello, actually), chestnut, bay, palomino, and buckskin. Now I'm adding some coat patterns and today's post includes the appaloosa coat pattern on most of those base coat colors. I left out the cremello because it's so close to white you would barely see the spots.

 Like the solid color versions, these appaloosa versions are available on prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, tote bags, hand and bath towels, t-shirts, phone cases, coffee mugs, and more. Click an image below to see all the products available for that particular artwork.

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But they would still be slightly visible. So what do you think? Would you want to see a cremello appaloosa version? And, like the solid colors, I can mix and match these if you'd like a particular combination. For example, if you want a bay appaloosa mom with a buckskin appaloosa baby and a black appaloosa dad, I can do that. Just let me know.

Mar 23, 2017

Horses In Snow Business Cards Basic Colors

I've added my horse images to a lot of products in my Zazzle store lately but one product in particular I thought might be most useful to horse owners is the business card. Many people who love, own, or work horses offer some sort of goods or services such as training or boarding. So if you're a horse breeder, trainer, veterinarian, farrier, or offer other services such as showing, boarding, or riding lessons, you could certainly use business cards to promote your business. For this I've created matching sets of business cards and business card holders with horses. I've done all the basic coat colors so you can pick your favorite.

Remember, if any of these don't quite fit your needs, I can also mix and match colors to make your own custom version for you, such as this example below.

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