Tuesday, November 16, 2010


We had to put Boo to sleep on Sunday. She colicked again and this time she needed surgery...unfortunately the section of intestine that would have needed to be removed and reattached would have given her a low survival rate and a terribly painful recovery so we thought it was better not to put her through that. I know she was fine up until it happened and we got her to the vet hospital really fast, so she didn't have to suffer for long and this type of colic hits very suddenly. For anyone who has an old horse, I had never heard of old horses having tumors on their intestines until this June when she colicked the first time. They're benign but they tend to block things up and cause colic. So that was almost certainly why she colicked the first time, according to the vets. Probably more detail than anyone wanted to know...

Anyway, I won't be online much and I guess I like to know about other blog-friends' animals so I wanted to let you guys know what happened. Hug your kids (human kids and animal kids) and tell them you love them. I did every day, and I know she was happy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A little branching out

8x10" watercolor, gouache, and graphite on Stonehenge.

I wanted to try putting down a watercolor wash before I added the gouache to this piece and I think I like how it turned out. It gives the various opacities of the different areas of gouache a different effect. I'm trying to incorporate more brush-y, wash-y, scribbly looking areas in these drawings to loosen them up a bit.