Drawing Classes

I am so excited to be teaching some summer drawing classes.  There are 4 spots left for Saturday July 23, 2:00-5:00 Liberty Bay Gallery, Poulsbo, on Front street.  This class is for teens and adults.  Please join us!  We would love to see you.  🙂 Below is an image that one of my students created last year in Beginning Illustration.


Fourth Attempt

Actually the background for this painting landed on my fourth attempt. And I’m happy with the looseness yet legibility of the background.  Bella the dog is showing herself on my paper now. I’m excited about the progress and plan to spend the better part of  this day in the studio with the windows open and hearing the rain outside. Actually humidity offered by the rain will definitely help in my paper not drying so fast while I’m working!  Thanks rain.Bella3

Summer Art Classes

The focus will be on attaining drawing skills or honing your present skills to take you to the next level. I am a certified Visual Arts Teacher and professional working artist who has a passion for empowering students through skills acquisition in a positive atmosphere.  Join us in a creative endeavor.

Where: Liberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front St, Poulsbo, WA.

When: Saturday July 23, 2-5pm

How to sign up: Call or text Michele 206-940-3248

                                       Email: michele@horsepainter.com

Online at Schedulicity.com search ‘art classes’ for ‘Poulsbo’

Bring: Sketching supplies if you have them, sketchbook or drawing paper (8 ½” x 11” or larger)

More dates to come.

Third attempt

Mistakes and ugly paintings are so great.  This is what helps me to strive for and find new methods of applying paint to create what I see in my mind, on paper. I’m pretty excited about the results today for this background.  It’s just the beginning of course, but a heck of a lot better beginning that the first two attempts. There will be a dog in this painting, as it is a commission. She is black. My challenge overall is to watch my values so that they don’t get too dark.



Horse and Dog

Recently I had the pleasure of hand delivering a painting to my client in Seattle.  I got to paint a palomino named Oscar who looks like quite the character.


Bella the Great Dane is now beginning to command her presence on my paper.  She is black so I know I’ll have fun creating some contrast. More on her soon.