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“Parting Shot” – The Last Painting of 2014

By January 2, 2015Work in progress

Last painting of 2014!

The new year is here and I completed the last painting of 2014 just under the wire. As such, I must give it a name starting with “P.”

In September when I started the “Piece of the Action” series, I decided to name all of the founding paintings in 2014 using “P” names. This self-imposed practice actually has its roots in horse traditions. Dutch Warmbloods (my last horse) are named for the year they are born. For example, I had the unruly challenge of coming up with a cool “U” name for my newly imported Dutch horse. My coach actually came up with “Ultimo” and we went with that!

Getting back to the new painting, I have decided to name it “Parting Shot” to harken not only to the fact that Kenda Lenseigne (the rider) is firing a shot in this moment, but also because this was my last painting of the year – finishing it just before heading out to New Year’s festivities.

Here are some work in progress shots on this cool new addition to the “Piece of the Action” series. Happy New Year!

Work in progress on new mounted shooting scene featuring Kenda Lenseigne.

Work in progress on new mounted shooting scene featuring Kenda Lenseigne.

Work in progress on "Parting Shot" - The upper portion is complete

Work in progress on “Parting Shot” – The upper portion is complete

"Parting Shot" completed and branded with my signature

“Parting Shot” completed and branded with my signature

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