Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


Peek at the painting "Opera"

Here's another peek at my music/dance themed set. This one was a challenge I placed on myself to portray the horse from an angle I find difficult to execute. I guess for that reason it's become on of my favorites because I liked how it came out.
Shawnee, Oklahoma First Friday September 5th is rapidly approaching, and that means my
ONE NIGHT ONLY solo show "Rhythm and Hooves" will be set up for public viewing at the Sweet Earth Studio Mingle Gallery. Select unsold pieces may be immediately entered into the OKC State Fair fine arts competition the following day but will still be available for purchase, and can be picked up/delivered after the fair closes, no later then September 23rd. This acrylic is called "Opera".

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy



Shawnee, Oklahoma First Friday September 5th is rapidly approaching, and that means my
ONE NIGHT ONLY solo show "Rhythm and Hooves" will be set up for public viewing at the Sweet Earth Studio Mingle Gallery. Select unsold pieces may be immediately entered into the OKC State Fair fine arts competition the following day but will still be available for purchase, and can be picked up/delivered after the fair closes, no later then September 23rd. Pictured on the flyer is the acrylic painting "Duet".

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Native Rain Flyer"

I painted this when Oklahoma was in severe drought and horrid unrelenting heat, day after day of over 100 degrees. I had tried all the usual to get some rain, laundry, washing the truck and leaving the window open, dancing out in the yard- nothing worked. So I took it upon myself to paint my plea, a painted paso fino with symbols I felt spoke of rain, and a Phoenix bird to transform the earth from dry to wet by taking the message of need to the heavens from whence rain falls. Amazingly it WORKED! It sold right away, and it was a continued miracle because the Oklahoman who bought it also got rain. Now we are in desperate need of rain here where we live. So dry, and things are dying. Hope it works again soon! "Native Rain Flyer" is done with acrylics. Sold.


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Sailors Delight"

This golden palomino painting makes me think of my father since he was in the navy, and taught me as a child the rhyme about red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. I painted this deep gold palomino in the rich red light of the evenings setting sun, the "Sailors Delight". This acrylic 20"x 16" is gorgeously set off framed in lovely bronzed stars just past the thin white stack frame and finished off on with the deep red wood patterned outer frame. This golden paso fino painting is available through my home studio for $375.00 plus shipping.


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Equine Art, Wild Horse Painting,"The Wild One" by Nancee Jean Busse ,Painter of the American West


I photographed a horse roundup outside of Cortez in May. There was one horse who simply wouldn't behave! She was everywhere she wasn't supposed to be, in spite of every attempt to wrangle her into going along with the herd. She simply ran for the pleasure of running, even if it was in cloud of the cowboy's curses! I liked her! I'll paint her again!

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© "Toronado"

Commissioned portrait of a beloved Peruvian paso gelding. These regal and proud horses are a relative of the paso fino, they are smooth gaited but move a little differently. They come from Peru.


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Original Palette Knife Abstract Horse Painting "Neigh Neigh Territory" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


                                                               
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


©"LARGO!"

The fastest and most ground covering gait that the paso fino horse executes in the largo. If you like the wind in your face- this speed will do that for you and all the while with a smooth gait. It is a thrill to ride this speed. This was a snapshot capture of one beloved paso fino moving in perfect gait in the largo speed. Can you feel the wind in your hair? I sure do! This portrait is sold.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


I call this one Cindy on her Horse
Here's one of my first commissions of a ridden paso fino. I will say right up front people are not my forte- but this woman rider horse portrait combo result not only pleased me, but made the consignor happy and the recipient who was given the painting as a gift happy. I have done very few human portraits, I find my voice is much louder and far more satisfactory when spoken through the horse. But I will admit, her smile in this painting is what we paso fino owners refer to as the "paso fino smile". Yeah, the ride is THAT good. Smoooooth............

 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "White Chocolate" sold

Here's another in the more abstract style with the thickened paint applied then moved around some. I was very pleased with the way this one turned out, so dynamic, so dramatic. I absolutely LOVE white chocolate but don't eat it anymore since it's really not at all good for the body and system, but I remember how it tastes, and it's creamy smoothness. I love milk chocolate too, but only eat dark chocolate now for it's healthy benefits. So with this painting it was more a feast for the eyes, not the lips. This is sold.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Black and White with Red"

I did this painting some time ago- it was more a playful, experimental exercise that I felt good about when done. I have created a few in this particular style, but not for awhile. Maybe I should give it another try since I've been feeling an urge to do something different than my line style lately. Maybe after I finish up the works for my solo show coming up September 5th. That has most of my focus right now.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Oklahoma Grass Fire"
It's so very hot here where I am in central Oklahoma, the days are hovering just at or near 100 degrees during the mid day. It stays warm all through the night. We are so dry, no rain has fallen here in awhile. I see the grass dying and worry sometimes about the grass fires that can spark up in these kind of conditions. A few years ago when the heat and drought were relentless, there were terrible fires, homes and farms destroyed. It was frightening. I painted "Oklahoma Grass Fire" as a way to express my feelings. In the meantime, I will pray for rain. Could be here if we're lucky mid week.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "24 Carrot"
This is one of my favorites that I've done using our paso fino stallion Adonis as the inspiration. This magnificant specimen has been a muse for my artwork and is featured in one way or another in many of my works. This was auctioned off at my Sweet Valentine solo show at the Sweet Earth Studio in Shawnee, ok with the proceeds going to the Shawnee Historical Building fund. I'm glad it's local, all I need to do is ask the collector if I could see it and enjoy it in person again. It has gold bronzing powder in it that the camera doesn't pick up very well that accents it gorgeously.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Goldie's Pain"
Goldie was a gorgeous palomino dun paso fino mare I used to own. She amazed me with her self confidence, steady and sturdy personality, and giving heart. She was a natural leader and did her job with a quiet yet strong presence that just a look or a twist of the ear would speak volumes, she used as little of her power to rule as possible. She had a benevolent position. I envisioned her as a tough and hard working cowgirl who'd wear jeans, T's and boots with a bandana around her neck. When she had a bought with founder, a painful hoof issue, she tried to stay strong but it was obvious she hurt. It was a long road to recovery, but one that she did with bravery and an accepting manner. I was so distraught seeing her pain I painted what I felt. "Goldie's Pain", is an emotionally charged acrylic that shows the circumstance in stance and expression, but exudes strength even still. This 20"x16" on standard canvas is for sale.

    
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Wintertime (the Sleigh Horse)" SOLD
Yesterday I joined in the fun and worthy cause of the ALS ice water bucket challenge. It was invigorating and refreshing actually on such a hot day as we had in Oklahoma- fact is these are the dog days of August, it's going to be hot, hot, hot for days to come. So in keeping with a cool idea, ice bucket/cold and chilly, I am sharing an early and first of a series, the Seasonal series, a frosty cold acrylic named "Wintertime (the Sleigh horse)". This painting stems from a memory of a sleigh ride in deep, very cold winter in Quebec, Canada at a family dairy farm. It was bitter cold, and snowing, biggest flakes I'd ever seen. Enjoy, and I hope this cools you if you are in a hot climate area like I am!    

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Blooming Everywhere" SOLD
Though I like to work with earth colors a bit more in the last year or so, the bright, vibrant colors still have such an appeal to me, and with the rainbow of colors in this equine painting, I was reminded of a garden in full bloom with a profuse array of gorgeous colors rioting for attention. I used the Liquidtex soft body paints for this, those colors are so wonderfully saturated. "Blooming Everywhere" sold immediately after it's public release.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


part of "Lullaby" painting
While working on my upcoming solo show September 5th at the Sweet Earth Studio in Shawnee, Oklahoma, I'm going to show little sections of paintings- spoilers in a sense, until the time the show opens when I'll reveal the set as a whole and complete.
The name of the show is "Rhythm and Hooves" with a theme of music and dance. One of the quieter and more relaxing pieces takes us to a grassy field with dainty purple flowers where a foal sleeps. This snippet is from the acrylic painting "Lullaby". I enjoyed this one especially for the calm feeling I felt while working on it. I absorbed and released the quiet, centered and at peace emotions while working on this little baby. All cares evaporate when you see this little ones innocence.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Tina Marie de Vez"
Yesterday was a pretty hot and humid day in Oklahoma, the kind of day that if you were going to be outside, swimming would be a great way to beat the heat. I've always wanted to go swimming with a horse, the opportunity hasn't presented itself yet, maybe someday. That idea made me think of a commission portrait I did of a lovely palomino paso fino mare splashing around in water. The acrylic painting "Tina Marie de Vez" resides in Florida, where the water looks so inviting to swim!
 
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Horse, Rider Sheep and Dog , "High Country" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse

I love painting the Meeker Sheepdog Trials. At the far end of the competition field the sheep wranglers release the sheep at the beginning of each run. That’s what this painting depicts. I love the colors of northern Colorado in autumn; brilliant sun on yellow fields, blue mountains, clear skies… Colorado at it’s most rare and beautiful! 

 Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Horse, Rider Sheep and Dog

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Roxy, equine painting by Carol Engles


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© "Deep in it" sold
Seems like the world is a troubled place anymore, whether you look at it in a micro or macrocosm. There are days when I can brush it off and forge on, but there are days, and sometimes longer, that the weight seems harder to handle. Everywhere you look, there's something happening that causes strife and stress. So where do you go, what do you do to escape the madness? I have found my release in my art. It's not always the perfect panacea, but it's a world I create, that I have somewhat a measure of control over. Been a rough stretch of time for me lately, and what I see and know that's coming concerns me- so I have paint, brushes and canvases lined up as my fighting front line. I've chosen "Deep in it" for today, full of the depths and eddy's that can hide rip tides. Got to be strong to not be swept away. 
 
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© "Pas de Deux"
Here's another one from early in the development of my line style, I studied different colors and types of marble for inspiration with several in this set, and with this one I wanted the contrast of light and dark lines. Whereas one of the paintings painted resembling marble colors was named after the type of marble, I named this one after a dance, the pas de deux, a dance of two. This acrylic canvas has been sold.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


© Macchia Vecchia Marble Horse"
Here's one from early in the development of my line style, I studied different colors and types of marble for inspiration. I fell in love with this one, it remains one I often go back to look at to discover it all over again. Sometimes that how a relationship can be, you look again at your partnerships and enjoy them all over again bringing the fine emotions back up to the surface. This acrylic painting is sold. 

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Colorful Contemporary Horse Art Equine Painting"Sun Drop"by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

72"x24" Oil on Linen -Available

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


part of "Flamenco" painting

While working on my upcoming solo show September 5th at the Sweet Earth Studio in Shawnee, Oklahoma, I'm going to show little sections of paintings- spoilers in a sense, until the time the show opens when I'll reveal the set as a whole and complete.
The name of the show is "Rhythm and Hooves" with a theme of music and dance. One of the more exciting pieces is to represent the energetic, sensual and passionate dance called the flamenco. This snippet is from the acrylic painting "Flamenco". It has acrylic texture medium and gold mica accents.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


I'm wearing a t-shirt given to me for an equine art festival that was held in Upstate NY this summer. I would have been able to participate if I'd been there in person, sure wish I'd gone since another trip I'd planned on since last year didn't pan out. I would have been able to show some of my art and see family, a huge bonus! I have been a supporter of this venture since I heard of it, and hope to be able to join in next year in person, but possibly even if I can't go. I'm holding the acrylic painting "Duet" in my "Rhythm and Hooves" theme solo show coming up September 5th at the Sweet Earth Studio Mingle Gallery in Shawnee, OK. Behind me are two of my paso fino's, Pocket and Karma.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Art by Oklahoma Abstract Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy


 © "Live Again"
My heart is broken on hearing the news of Robin Williams death. From what responses I've read, his passing will have a deep impact on the nation, and I can't imagine the pain his family must feel if we, who only knew him from what we saw of his work, have tears in our eyes and profound sadness to have lost such a talented and brilliant actor and comedian. I painted this canvas as a memorial to my young niece who passed unexpectedly earlier this year like Robin did yesterday, so I want to share it again for expressing my pain of loss. I'm sorry you felt you had nowhere to turn Mr. Williams, may God take your soul and keep you safe from what torment your spirit suffered. We will miss you Robin- so very much........

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