The NAME of the Game 3
N to Z
Native Dancer

His sire was Polynesian- so I used a South Seas island  and dancer
Native Diver
Neeyo

His sire is Harry The Hat and he's named for the musician who is noted for all the hats he wears.

reference photo- Carole Basile
Newlymintedpenny


reference photo- Carole Basile
Nobizlikeshobiz

Lights, camera, action!

reference photo- Allison Janezic
Oceanography

That is a shark lurking in the depths!

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Octave

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Old Fashioned

I had thought of the drink, but went with an old photo instead.

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Ommadon

Red Wizard
One Ocean Drive

Named for the roadin Florida  that his owner has a home on.

 reference photo- Carole Basile
Ouija Board

She was the second painting I did in this series, it was so much fun I haven't been able to stop.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Peppers Pride

Her sire is Desert God with Chili Pepper Pie & Lady Pepper thrown in, so I did the adobe wall and peppers.
Perfect Drift

Amber told me about the fly fishing connection.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Phar lap

Thai for red lightning.
Pine Island

There is a pine island in the lake. RIP, black beauty.

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Pioneerof The Nile

When i googled his name, came across the cruise ship and the Nile River.

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Popgoesthetiger

White tiger jack in the box

reference photo- Carole Basile
Prairie Bayou

RIP
Proud Spell

The good witch is casting a powerful spell on this incredible filly.

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Pyro

he's actually named after wings, but he's more like the superhero.

reference photo- Crystal Jones
Quality Road

Can't get anymore quality then the yellow (gold) brick road leading to a gold bricked castle.

reference photo- Liz Lamont
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Rachel Alexandra

This incredible filly was named after the original owner's grandaughter, so I painted a girl jockey on her fast rocking horse winning the derby!

reference photo- Jerry Saylor
Rags To Riches

From a torn and dirty dress to an elegant gown.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Raven's Pass

I had thought of the Baltimore Ravens connection, but decided that since this is a GB horse, an American football team didn't fit. So I went with the pass thru the mountains ane Raven soaring overhead.

reference photo- Jerry Saylor
Rebellion

War of 1812

reference photo- Allison Janezic
Red Giant

red giant sun

reference photo- Alysse Jacobs
Red Nickle

reference photo- Carole Basile
Ritzy Jones


reference photo- Carole Basile
River Keen
Rock And Roll

that s a band in the background

In collection of owner
Rockport Harbor

I got to go on a photo safari to get location shots in Maine since he's named after a harbor town there. I didn't see the lighthouse in the background until I got home and enlarged the photo.
Rollers

Rollers are waves coming into shore

reference photo- Carole Basile
Rolling Sea

reference photo- Jerry Saylor
Roman Emporer

A Roman coin

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Round Pond

part of my trip to Maine- went looking for a round pond, but there's no round pond in Round Pond. 

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Runforthemoneybaby

another one we lost way too soon, RIP.

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Running Stag
Scat Daddy

jazz musicians
School Play


reference photo- Carole Basile
Silver Wagon

This should have been easy, but I went thru so many wagons till I finally found one that worked.

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Singletary

Football and horse racing- my favorite sports. This is the painting that started the series.

In collection of owner
Smokey Stover

Fireman comic strip character
Springside

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Stardom Bound

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Steviewonderboy

reference photo- Lydia A. Williams
Stormy Prince


reference photo- Carole Basile
Street Sense

I was going to do some hoods lurking in a dark alley, but I decided to go with the school and that kind of sense.

reference photo- Deborah Tracy-kral
Summer Bird

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Surf Cat

there is a cat in the waves

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Tale of Ekati

Diamond mine

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Teuflesberg

Devil's Mountain and a listening post in WWII.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
The Green Monkey

Named after a golf course in Barbados.

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
The Pamplmousse

named after The Pamplemousse Gille in California

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
The Tin Man

The Wizard of Oz
Tiger's Eye

reference photo- Kim Pratt
Trekkie

Warp 10, Engage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reference photo- Louie Dula
Trinacria

Sicily symbol and flag

reference photo- Carole Basile

In collection of owner
Wanderin Boy

Lost this one too soon, RIP.

reference photo- Allison Janezic
War Emblem
War pass

Official document

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Wollaston Bay

The city of Boston is in the background

reference photo- Sue Kawczynski
Xtra Heat

She was hot!

reference photo- Lydia A. Williams
Zanjero

Spanish water master- so i did a Spanish Aquarian

reference photo- Jessica Morgan
Zappa

Frank Zappa and zaps!

reference photo-  Marcie Heacox
Zenyatta

After the album that her owner produced for The Police (Sting)

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Zirlancelot

The knight and Camelot

reference photo- Carole Basile
Sunday Silence

this was a no brainer- a quiet peaceful church scene- tho the owner had the song about a hangover the next day in mind, too.
Storm Gulch

a stormy gulch

new owner of this retired racehorse requested this one- and it was my pleasure to add him to the series. She's given him a great second life ater the track- way to go!
On The Menu


reference photo- Carole Basile
U.S. Calvary

Running with Commanche- soul survivor of the battle at Little Big Horn

reference photo- Carole Basile
Sullivan's Rainbow

This colt broke down in his 3rd start- RIP

reference photo- Carole Basile
Tiz Chrome

racing against a chrome pony!


reference photo- Marcie Heacox
U.S.S. Sea Lion

Owner's father served on the submarine during the Korean War

reference photo- Carole Basile
Xtra Power

This boy is Super-Charged!

reference photo- Carole Basile
Rachel Alexandra
I redid this one with a more accurate portrayal of the 13 year old grand daughter that this super filly has been named after
reference photo by Jerry Saylor
Sidney's Candy
named for weight loss guru Jenny Craig's husband and his sire- Candy Ride

reference photo by Marcie Heacox
White Thunder
A best friend's colt named for the superhero White Thunder


reference photo by Patti DeLong

In collection of owner
Western Fable
what better western fable then Pecos Bill riding a cyclone!

reference photo by Jessie Holmes
Ventura
Ventura Beach, CA & pier


reference photo by Jessie Holmes
Triste Doble Q
His name translates to sad double Q- this was just for FUN!

reference photo by Jessie Holmes
Super Saver
piggy bank burstin' at the seams & coupons + ground saving trip in the Derby!

reference photo by Amber Chalfin
Rail Trip
this is called rail skiming!


reference photo by Marcie Heacox
Tuscan Evening
A sunset over a Tuscany vineyard

reference photo by Marcie Heacox
Winslow Homer
I used one of American artist Winslow Homer's many seascapes

reference photo by Jessie Holmes
Yate's Black Cat


reference photo- Carole Basile
Yawanna Twist
His dam is Twist And Pop by sire Olivers Twist


reference photo by Lynn Ermis
Stars Snow Drift
Stars and a snow drift- I didn't have to think too hard for this one!

reference photo- Carole Basile
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Star Guitar
I didn't have to think too hard to come up with an idea for this boy.
Union Rags
a torn & ragged Union Flag seemed the perfect choice.
Vice Admiral

this one was easy- a tribute to a gallant warrior who should have had a happy and long retirement. just wasn't meant to be...RIP Admiral....
Nyquist vs Nyquist
horse vs human