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God Bless The USA
Framed 26 x 20
The inspiration and setting of God Bless the USA is the Fort Worth, TX Stockyards Rodeo. Being originally from California, we have a lot of Cali folks passing through and staying at the Conant B & B. The Bed & Breakfast stay comes with several excursions; one of which is the Rodeo. As an animal lover, I’m not a huge fan of rodeos. However, we figure in order to offer our guests the full Texas experience, we attend the rodeo and allow them to check that off their bucket list. There is one part of the rodeo I love. The part I love is when the pretty lady rides around the arena to the song, God Bless the USA. I get a lump in my throat every time. Here’s a snip it of it from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULlf4UKwuBc
Framed 42 x 34
I LOVE Draft Horses; formally known as a Clydesdale. They are so beautiful, yet powerful. I picture myself standing in the snow, being sprayed with cool snow flakes kicked up from his enormous hooves. The wind brushing across my face as he gallops by. Simply majestic!
Framed 18 x 14
This gypsy cob foal is so fascinating to me. As an artist, the eyes are the most intriguing feature on people as well as animals. I can’t wait to get to that part of the painting. Sometimes, I will “do” the eyes first; then it seems it’s calling out to me, begging to be completed and made whole.
Framed 26 x 20
This beautiful couple of Frisians originate from the Netherlands. The tenderness shared between these two is so beautiful. I love to witness animals expressing love towards one another.
You can’t tell me they don’t have feelings! They most certainly do!
Framed 22 x 26
Back some time ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Wings of Hope Equine-therapy. This place offers horseback riding to people with disabilities. “My horse” was Lark. A beautiful and gentle girl with the softest coat! She was just amazing and lovely! So, like I do with that which inspires me – I painted her. This is my sweet LARK.
My Girl Lark
Framed 22 x 21
This is my second painting of Lark that I did. She makes a beautiful subject to paint. Lark was my Equine-Therapy horse for folks with disabilities.
I went to the ranch one day specifically to photograph her. It was a blast! This usually docile, gentle girl started prancing around us, giving us quite the show! . I could hardly keep up with her.
I guess she has some spunk after all.
Out To Pasture
Framed 20 x 26
This white Arabian is a beautiful mare and is from a large heard of Arabian horses from Tarnawka Stud in Poland. Oh how glorious she must have been in her prime. The sun setting behind her is so symbolic to me; how we all, at one point in time, will have the sun set on our lives. May we be as graceful as she.
Penny Pie Penny
This is the latest addition to my Dad’s household. This is Penny. My dog poops, bigger than Penny is! She’s a Chihuahua and she’s one little monster. But, Dad loves her and he sure was in need of a friend.
This was a commissioned work. If you would like a pet portrait please contact the Gallery. Price will vary depending on the size you want.
Framed 22 x 18
This beauty was a participant in the contest I held in early 2014 to “Win a Free Painted Pet Portrait”. She made the Top 25, but didn’t win the contest. I secretly hoped she would win – I just had to paint her! So, I got in touch with her mom, who gave me permission to paint her and the rest is history!
Unframed 20 x 16
I first saw this photograph on the internet and fell in love with the tenderness of the collie, and the abandoned trust of the tabby. The original photograph is black and white. I took a guess on the colors. So far, no one has claimed to be the photographer. This painting makes you want to say, “Awww!”
I do pet portrait commissions. Please contact the Giddens Gallery if you want one. Price will vary depending on size and number of characters in the painting.
Framed 26 x 32
My husband and I traveled to Washington D. C. and Virginia. We stopped in Williamsburg and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the colonial era. I shot this photo and placed it in an album saying, “I’ll have to paint him someday.”
Well, “someday” turned into many days! This one has well over 100 painting hours invested in it. Even so, it truly was a labor of love.
I love “The Cobbler” for all its warmth and nostalgia. I suppose it holds some sentiment as well, because when my grandfather came to America from Italy, his trade was a cobbler.