Friday, February 14, 2014

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #9


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #9, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Almost there…. sorry I have not been posting… lots of family stuff going on. We are in the process of moving my mother down here to Florida close to me. She has moderate dementia and just fell and broke her shoulder. She has been in independent living, but now she needs more care than she can afford up in Raleigh. I have no idea how I am going to do this! We did go through this with my mother-in-law… but that was so different from my own mother. I was the support for my husband and he was not that close to his mother. Going to be a journey! I will try to post some of it here… never know who it may help or who might help me. It is so hard seeing your parents age and knowing that I am the next generation to head down that path…..

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #6


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #6, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Ahhhh… the dapples are done! But I will have to go back and mess with them some more before it is all over!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #5


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #5, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Almost finished with the dapples!!

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #4


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #4, originally uploaded by debifitz.

DAPPLES! DAPPLES! DAPPLES!

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #3


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #3, originally uploaded by debifitz.
Boy have I been BAD!! So glad the holidays are behind us! Now I just need to get back into a routine here! I will try to get Casallo's portrait posted so I can catch up with all the others I have been working on. Just starting to work on Casallo here… those dapples took FOREVER!! Not really so much hard as time consuming… And Casallo has a little warm tint to his.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #2


Casallo with Hazzy & Blanche #2, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Back ground coming along. I just love the fall colors! We do not get much of that here in Florida… probably why I like this background so much! You may also notice that when doing this drawing I tried to mark some of the white in this horses dapples. He is a really beautiful animal… but those dapples are going to drive me to drink!! My friend Bob, who owned this horse at the time, mentioned to me that he had a special horse he wanted done while I was at this horse show in Va.. While visiting with a friend under the main tent, we saw this magnificent dappled gray horse coming up to the ring. We could not see the rider because of the other tents. My friend commented that I should take a photo and just do a pastel of it… I of course said "NO WAY! All those dapples will drive me crazy!" And then it occurred to me that it might possibly be Bob's horse… sure enough! I walked out and there was Bob sitting on top!! The only thing harder than a gray dappled horse is a bay dappled horse… you have to be much more subtle with the bay to get that richness.