Sunday, December 27, 2020

Summary of 2020

 This year it snowed for Christmas and we have a nice thick blanket of snow for the holidays. Most of this year we spent in isolation due to Covid-19. I feel so fortunate to live close to some of the most magnificent natural beauty in the world. I love being in nature and life, in general, did not change that much for our family due to isolation. 

Everyone actually became more productive during the quarantine in our household, but I was not as productive with my painting as I initially planned for this year. 

I painted horses mainly this year - it is a theme I keep coming back to. I love painting horses. There are not many opportunities to show my art in Calgary this year - it is hard to find places to show in a new city anyway - but with Covid it has become impossible.  Hopefully, next year will return to normal and opportunities will come up in the future to show art locally. 




I am grateful to Okotoks Art Gallery for having a members' art show going on for 9 months - we were able to change our art 3 times - what a wonderful gallery and lovely people who care about local artists. If you get a chance to visit - please do - so many local artists have their work at the gallery.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and having a few days off to recharge, enjoy time with their family. I am optimistic about 2021 and looking forward to seeing our friends again in the New Year!
Cheers and a Happy New Year to all!


Monday, September 14, 2020

Eq 14, Horse painting by Natasa Vretenar


 This is another small painting 8x16".  A few years ago I saw Cavalia show and it was a beautiful show. I am doing this little series of paintings of female acrobats on horseback because they remind me of the amazing skills and flexibility the performers had in this show! They were truly in sync with the horses. 

Summary of 2020