Delia The Artist:
My favorite subject to Paint
I'm starting out with my favorite subject, the horse, in particular a foal here.
This painting is a signature painting for me, it's been displayed on different products, by clients who purchased the rights for a period time.
I've had this painting in many shows and always a hit and awarded prizes.
A friend allowed me to use her photograph of her foal resting his chin on the fence. I of course added the butterfly for the impact of telling a story. I can't remember painting this painting, I mean the process of it...I find it strange that I haven't a memory of this. Maybe I stressed out wanting it to look the way I wanted it to be.
I might not be the best artist, but my heart is in it and you will find that I have tried to present the animal art done by me Delia in the best way I can.
Art from the Heart; a Living Memory
Memory of painting this foal...or the lack of memory
The story behind this painting.
This painting above was done from a friends photograph in Colorado. She has Quarter Horses and some of the most beautiful headed ones. When I saw this photo, the first thing I imagined was a Butterfly sitting on the fence where the foal who was actually resting his chin...he was looking at the Butterfly, wishing he could fly 16" x 20" acrylic.
At the time I was painting the details of the fur to look soft and real...itwas a real struggle. I do remember starting with the muzzle, accidentally smudging a spot, so used my finger to wipe it, this made the muzzle look real and soft...the temptation to paint over was great, but I left it and moved on.
I can tell you with all honesty that I can not remember painting this whole painting...I suppose because I had so many challenges. When I finished, I looked at it and asked myself, how did you do that? Up to this day I don't remember.
My style has evolved from detail to more of a loser style...I’d like to go to impressionistic at some point.
I had displayed this painting at a show for a month, and when I went to pick up my 44 paintings I didn’t notice it missing, until I went to another show to hang my art. It took me two years to find it, and by accident at that...someone had placed it inside behind one of my other framed paintings (they where stuck together) I have no idea why they did that...good thing I changed frames and found it.
I don’t know if I’ll ever let this painting go, maybe it’s meant for me to keep. In the past, this image had been licensed out in the past for Garden Flags and other products. Occasionally I license this image to other vendors...now it can be seen and purchased on items through me at CafePress.
Mom and Margret
The painting above was from a 4" x 4" black and white old photo of my mother in Sarasota Florida at the Winter Grounds for the Ringling Brother Circus 1934. I have always wanted to paint that image but could not imagine the colors.
This is a 16" x 20" done with only four colors of acrylics. This time a very loose style because I was painting for myself and there was no pressure. Working first on the horse and then mom, then coming to the third layer...something inside of me told me to stop, I did and liked the look. The painting was accepted into AAEA for display, also accepted were the Mules painting.
How I develop my ideas into painted images
I doodle a great deal, while on the phone or just sitting at the kitchen table talking with someone, I doodle. I have three books full of my doodles that I have done over the years. I find that drawing like this on scrap paper or on an envelope, on a magazine, or what ever, is very cathartic, like releasing my thoughts from my inner core. Even when I am reading the Bible I have dozens of scrap paper with images that come to mind as I'm reading. Most of my vision images have been made into actual paintings.
"In their Glory" - For Sale
I was working on this painting the day of 911 and added the flag in memory of those lost lives...this 16" x 20" painting of Mules "In their Glory" was accepted into the prestigious AAEA show and the Midwest Horse Fair art show where it placed second.
In all my larger sized paintings I paint in a very small Cherub or Angel, and then only reveal it to the person that purchases the painting.
Albert the Circus Horse
Painting in a different vain
I started this acrylic 16" x 20" painting of a Friesian with an idea in mind, as I proceeded I realized quickly that I was not going to accomplish my goal. I changes the brickwork slightly...but still looks the same. I might change the background and lighting when I have a correct vision of what I’m trying to accomplish ...
The horse is exactly how I wanted, floating in the air with power... I did not use any black on the horse (actually I never use black) layered colors of blues and browns, they made the black... using my fingers to smudge in the paint, the last layer I used a brush to finish the details....
TROIKA...."Morning Attack"... - For Sale
I have always loved painting Troikas, one of my favorite subjects, maybe because of my Grandfather living in St.Petersberg Russia for many years.
The painting displayed here won first place at the Midwest Horse Fair and second place at another art show...including many Gallery displays.
FOR SALE ...email me for details.
One of my passions...I enjoy creating miniature paintings and painting objects...like rocks, eggs, jewelry and miniature cards (ACEO)sample image is 2.5" x 3.5"...see most of my ACEO miniature art on this link
Art Group Paintings - - 4" x 6" miniatures - For SaleClick thumbnail to view full-size
Horses and peopleClick thumbnail to view full-size
Dogs of a varietyClick thumbnail to view full-size
Alpha's catch - For Sale
Xmas cardsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Paintings of a different kind - on walls, chairs, rocks and eggs...you name it
Pegasus and Unicorns
Horses of a Spanish touch
Miniature Paintings made into a Mural - Great gift for the horse lover or a fundraising event
More art by me....
- Mystery at Silver Key Stables: Charity Book Series, Book One: Alexandra Joy Gritta, Delia Pacheco, S
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- ACEO Miniature Art by Delia
This website has most all of my ACEO Miniature artwork that I have done for selling on ebay. You can buy reasonal prints of the miniatures or order an original or commission.
- The Virtual pARTy
Belmont Stakes Racing Art
- Delia's Art...
Delia's Art...painting images of another kind
- once in a while...painting a day
paintings of my childhood
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