Posts Tagged ‘anne west’

Solecita’s Pride – portrait of a Peruvian Paso and Rider

Portrait in acrylic on canvas of Peruvian Paso horse and rider

Solecita's Pride - Horse and Rider portrait

This is Solecita and her owner Dawnita. Solecita was a Peruvian Paso horse and she and Dawnita did many lovely things together, including giving Alzheimer’s patients buggy rides, parades and other exhibitions. I just loved the original photo when I saw it. The dress is so amazing and I could just see the love between these two in the picture. Solecita, unfortunately, had to be put down due to DSLD (Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis) which is an issue with some gaited horses. So I am very honored to have painted such a beautiful memorial to her for Dawnita.

Surf Paintings

Stress Reduction - acrylic on canvas by Anne West

When I was growing up in Santa Barbara, CA. my sister, Linda, and I used to surf near our house on the Mesa. I miss surfing and am working to get in good enough shape to get on my board again. I would like to do more surf art as it takes me to a nice place remembering what I was like to sit on the board for hours, staring out to sea, watching the play of the light over the ever-swelling ocean. Water is not blue — it is green, and purple, and orange, and peach, and sometimes even gold. It reflects everything around it, and sometimes colors show up and you have no idea how they got there. That is the miracle of the ocean to me. Let me know what you think about my surf art.

Off the Lip at Devereux - acrylic on board by Anne WestRincon Fantasy - oil painting of Rincon Point by Anne West

Rose the Rottweiler

Rose the Rottweiler

Rose the Rottweiler

I worked on a little quick study of Rose, my friend Kellie’s, rottweiler. Trying to get loose and just use the brush strokes to create the image. It was fun. I am going to do something like this every day to force myself to focus on my art more.