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A Loving Hand

A Loving Hand Making that connection, the bond between horse and man can be a strong one. There really isn’t anything more exciting than foaling time. The anticipation has finally been satisfied....

Fluid Motion

Fluid Motion A joy to watch, the fluidity of motion is synonymous of the breed. The wild main and forelock only add to the sense of wonder these animals command when they are performing. They...

The Rough Stock Pen

The Rough Stock Pen Brighten your day with an impressionistic style digital oil painting of a group of very colorful horses. Referenced by a photograph I took in  Pueblo, Colorado at the Pike Peak...

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love There is a certain peace that overcomes me when I chance to see a mother with her newborn foal. So many questions come to mind, how tall are you going to be, will you be atheletic,...

Learning to Swim

Learning To Swim The Salt River wild horses spend a great deal of time in the river. This mare is teaching her colt ways of the river and the best way to navigate the water. This painting was...
Fluid Motion

Fluid Motion

Fluid Motion A joy to watch, the fluidity of motion is synonymous of the breed. The wild main and forelock only add to the sense of wonder these...

Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

Learning To Swim The Salt River wild horses spend a great deal of time in the river. This mare is teaching her colt ways of the river and the best way to navigate the water. This painting was referenced  with permission by Gary Odell an photographer who spends a great deal of time with theses...

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Red Painted Horse

Red Painted Horse

 Red Painted Horse Who doesn't like a bit of color? Paint horses come in a multitude of patterns and colors and you never know just what you are going to get. I have never raised paint horses but I can imagine the anticipation of the birth of a new foal is extra exciting when you are hoping for a...

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Painted Valley

Painted Valley

Painted Valley Saddle Bronc horse of the Year in 2010. A cowboy’s horse if there ever was one, some of you may recognize him. I might add not many can ride him. Referenced from a photo I took of Painted Valley when Sam and I were in Pueblo Colorado . He has always been a favorite of mine. His...

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Unbridled Freedom

Unbridled Freedom

Unbridled Freedom Yes horses are my passion and I have been drawing them since I could hold a pencil. Over the years I have used traditional media, oil, watercolor, pen and ink as well a pencil. As time went on I turned into a computer geek of sorts and the transition to digital media was a...

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Run Into The Sun

Run Into The Sun

Run Into The Sun May the light of the sun guide you, move towards it with determination. Never be content to remain in the shadows. Continue with confidence, be a force to be reckoned with and never look back. “Run Into The Sun”, Digital Oil Painting by C. Kelts Design. The following was painted...

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Knee High Grass

Knee High Grass

Knee High Grass Knee high grass has been a term used to describe prosperity, good fortune and plentiful blessings for ages. Knee high grass is a favorite phrase common in the vernacular of those who live with horses or cattle. Things are good when the grass is knee high. The spring rains were...

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Horses Can Dance

Horses Can Dance

There is so Horses Can Dance There is something magical in the combined talent of an athletic horse and a rider who is aware of that talent. The riders must be equally as gifted. Teamwork is what makes it work. The result is a flawless performance that is perceived by the spectator as if the horse...

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Focus On The Prize

Focus On The Prize

Show Jumping is a sport that requires ultimate team work, trust and athletic ability in both the horse and rider. It's not easy to be consistently in the money. To focus on the prize is the challenge and every riders goal. This painting was referenced from an image I took of a friend of mine who...

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Blue Eyed Paint

Blue Eyed Paint

Blue eyes in horses (and other mammals) are caused by a reduction of pigment (melanin) in the eye. This causes light to reflect differently from the eye making the eye appear blue. Blue eyes and partial blue eyes in horses are most often associated with a white pattern. They most often occur when...

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Two Bays

Two Bays

The bay horse is brown, while most people immediately think of a bay horse as brown and possibly a little boring I would like to challenge them to stand next to a bay horse in the sun and watch the colors pop. The color variations are incredible. The reflections of the different tones will...

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