Saturday, May 18, 2013


'Sun Spots'  Andalusian stallion
ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches) 
watercolor on paper SOLD

“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.”
― Amber Senti
Last night my husband and son's went to a father and son's camp out put on by our church. So I had the whole house to myself. All. Night. Long. I think this has happened about three times in the whole time we've been married. It was very. . . lonely. Although it was nice to not have to share my red vines and peppermint patties with anyone and not hear complaints about having to watch the latest Vampire Diaries. Heh heh. ;) But I would have willingly shared them to have them home. 

I did a lot of drawing for future watercolor paintings and then did this little ACEO to ease myself back into watercolor painting. That's what I told myself anyway, but when I started painting it was like I had never left. It didn't feel unfamiliar at all. Like welcoming an old friend home after a long trip abroad.

Although there was one bad piece of news that happened right before the boys left. Our dog Chauncy had been limping all day and then his front paw started to swell up HUGELY, so I took him to the vet and he's now resting and on antibiotics for a blood blister and infection in his paw. The vet says he'll be fine, but Chauncy is not happy about this. 

*pouting because mom is making me wear this stupid bandage on my paw so I can't lick it. Better than the cone of shame I guess. . . SQUIRREL! Too bad I can't chase it*
See you Monday my friends, enjoy your weekend! 

Reference photo, with thanks, by Deidre T on deviantART.


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  2. I like the simplicity of this one, something that really make a small painting. It is soft, but still has a lot of contrasts.

  3. I bet you were pleased to get them back again, Crystal.

    Lovely imagery here. Such clever work,

    Poor old Chauncy, there is nothing sadder than a sad dog.

    You are so prolific, Crystal, I'm finding it difficult to keep up with you :0)

  4. Hi Crystal.
    Your Andalusian is superb!!! And I can hardly wait to see what you came up with on your night alone.
    Please give Chauncey a big hug for me! XXX

  5. This Andalusian is painted SO beautifully, Crystal..An amazing job!!! As far as Chauncey..
    he looks so pathetic and sad...I want to hug him.!!!

  6. I can't believe how small the painting is - It's amazing! If you hadn't have put the size I'd have assumed it was much bigger!
    Aww... and your dog is SO cute!! I love his beard. Poor Chauncy. Hope he's back to normal really quick :0)

  7. It's really wonderful Crystal! And I just love the way you write.

  8. OUTSTANDING painting and so small!! all the more incredible, it's just stunning.

    so sorry you were lonely. it makes it nice though when they come back, the little things mean so much. hope they had a good time.

    also, very sorry about Chauncy's paw! ouch, he look so miserable. glad to hear he'll be fine soon.
    take care my friend!


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