Stacey Mayer's Sporting Art

Stacey's Art Blog

News from Stacey's Art Studio, Friends, and the NFT Community.

A Winter Fire Arabian Horse

Seattle winters typically have long stretches of rain, and skies of endless grey, for several weeks at a time. Some bright lively colors are a good prescription for late winter doldrums.

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Thoroughbred Racing Dream

I always enjoy drawing wonderful, fast sketches of horses. This drawing is of a Thoroughbred or Arabian fantasy racehorse. I grew up reading issues of the Thoroughbred of California, and The Maryland Horse magazines, among several other favorite horse racing and breeding magazines.

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Paintings of the Friesian Horse

The Friesian horse breed's black coat can be a challenge to paint, and truly convey the energy of the play of light across the always moving horse. The twilight blues mirrored silvers, and occasional red reflections, dazzle the eye in bright light.

Plus, the Friesian breed is so distinctive; echoes of the Friesian's face are also seen on foundation Morgan horses; clear evidence of their influence on many early American Colonial horses.

I was fortunate to see Friesian horses in Washington State many years ago and remarked on their beautiful, distinctive faces. Obviously, their hair overflows their face like few other breeds, and their lofty trot speaks of generations of noble breeding. Such a wonderful gathering of Iberian and Arabian influences has earned their place as a popular fine harness and modern riding horse.

Thanks to my friends in Texas, Lisa and Ron Robertson, for sharing many photos of their beach rides with Friesian horses. Endless inspiration!

Stacey Mayer Art Masks

Our family is staying home and being careful, probably just like yours. We're taking Benjamin for little walks to be sure we’re all getting enough sunshine. He was hyper-alert to our local playground equipment displaying caution tape as we walked by, and some of our neighbors wearing masks.

As you may know, if you've been following us, our four-year-old grandson has Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, (PAH), and Ben has frequently been in the hospital. He's familiar with masks.

I felt him clutch my hand tightly, and stop in his tracks, as we watched our neighbor go by with a mask covering her face. He continued to watch her as she passed out of sight with her little dog beside her. What must he be thinking?

It would help if we could see more friendly masks that communicated “happy thoughts”. The caregivers at Seattle Children’s pay special attention to how their apparel looks to the kids. Something cheerful, in bright, pretty colors and themes are found everywhere at Seattle Children’s.

Working on a new design
late into the night, suddenly, something new appeared at Fine Art America; the option to put my artwork on masks. It was a brand new product they’d been working on for just this moment.

My artwork is sure child-friendly, and kids naturally react with smiles. This was just what I was looking for! More than just tee-shirts and coffee mugs, now my dancing horses, lively and colorful animals can go on masks!

Thank you to Fine Art America for helping our artistic community’s desire to share our beautiful drawings and paintings in this unique way during the 2020 COVID19 crisis.

Benjamin says he likes my horses with bright colors, best.

Photography Prints