WILLA FRAYSER STUDIO - Fine Art Portraits and Paintings of Horses

WELCOME TO WILLA FRAYSER STUDIO - Visit my blog to view my newest artwork, sculptures, upcoming exhibits and articles regarding my work! You can also visit my website at www.willafrayserstudio.com!

Monday, December 27, 2010

FIRST LOOK AT NEW BOOK - DANIKA & YATIMAH, Illustrated by Willa Frayser, Written by Carmel Rowley, Australia

Artist, Willa Frayser, holding the new book "Danika & Yatimah - From Egypt to the Outback", which she just received from the printer.  Australia author, Carmel Rowley, created this wonderful book which will become the first of a series called "As the crow flies".  Visit Carmel's website to learn more about the book!  http://www.carmelrowley.com.au/ or email Willa @ Rider853@aol.com to order book in the US!

This is a 140 page book, with several illustrations and chapter drawings.  Includes reference descriptions of local Australian folk lore and locations, a special "cut-out" and frame page, plus much more.

Here is another drawing included in the book:

Danika's father 's race to bring Yatimah home on Christmas Day!

You will be delighted with this book - perfect for Children ages 8 yrs. and UP!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Danika & Yatimah, Children's book illustrated by Willa Frayser! Soon to be released!

This lovely children's book, written by the wonderful, inciteful author, Carmel
Rowley, of Australia will soon be available for purchase!  The first book of her series titled "As the Crow flies", this book is titled "Danika & Yatimah, From Egypt to the Outback".  The first book introduces young Danika, her family, their farm and the beautiful Yatimah, Danika's beautiful Arabian mare.

Artist, Willa Frayser, has created the cover art for this book, as well as several b&w illustrations.  Be sure to order this book for you, your children, or a friend who just loves reading about horses!

Be sure to visit Carmel's website at http://www.carmelrowley.com.au/

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Christmas Card design issued since 1990


Offering for the 2010 Holiday, this original watercolor painting was just completed and will be available as 5x7" Christmas cards!!  This card depicts a chestnut horse who has found that a Christmas wreath has been left on the stall door and has helped himself to a carrot!!  The grey horse has found that there are also apples and just took a bite from one - making this a very happy holiday for them both!!

The verse in the card read:  " May all the good things that you wish for Come to you at Christmas time!"

These are being sold in packages of 10 cards w/envelopes for $16.00 (plus $3.00 s/h) - please direct your orders to email:  Rider853@aol.com - VISA and MC are accepted (Discover is now also accepted)!!  You can also call 804-883-2062 for phone orders.

Willa Frayser, Equine Artist

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2nd Painted Horse Resin completed

EQUUS 1 - #2 of edition of 10
Handpainted, original sculpture by Equine Artist
Willa Frayser

Here is the second finished handpainted resin just completed.  The original head sculpture is the same one I created and had cast in June.  The Bay horse is from this same mold.  There are 8 remaining sculptures to be painted - I am offering at least 5 that can be purchased and I will customize them to resemble your horse (or a friend's horse for a gift!).  Each horse is sanded, primed and handpainted using oils to achieve the highest degree of detail and realism.  The head will then be mounted on your choice of square, solid walnut base (4"tall x 5" wide), or an oval solid cherry base (1 1/2"x8"x5")

Please contact the artist @ rider853@aol.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dogs also, of Course! Update on "Buddy" portrait

This is the finished portrait of "Buddy" - this is an 11x14" oil on canvas.  I added details such as highlights in his fur, softened the details around his eyes, and painted in his collar and tag.  I made one change at the request of my best critic, my husband, and lowered his back, which was too rounded. 
This is a very good likeness of this dog, especially his expression when he is intent on getting someone to play tennis with him!  Anyone interested in a portrait such as this, or something in watercolor or pencil, please visit my website at http://www.willafrayserstudio.com/, or email me at rider853@aol.com for more information!

Willa Frayser, Equine and Canine Artwork
Member of Virginia Equine Artists Association
Realistic Equine Sculptures Society
Canine Art Guild

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Work in Progress - Oil portrait of "Buddy"

This oil painting of a lovely Rottweiler named "Buddy" was begun on 8.12.10.  This photo shows the block in stage for the background and main colors, as well as completion of his eyes.  The eyes are the most important part of all of my portrait work.  Until I am satisfied that the eyes reflect the soul of the animal, the rest of the painting will not be completed.  After the eyes are finished, the rest of the painting falls into place.
There will be more detail added to his coat, muzzel and collar, which I will show in the next update!
Follow along to see how "Buddy" progresses.  If you are interested in having a lovely portrait done of your dog, cat or horse for Christmas giving, Willa Frayser Studio will be accepting a few more until October 1st.  Please contact the artist at Rider853@aol.com!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dogs also, of course!

Just a reminder, if you didn't already know, that Willa Frayer Studio also portray dogs of all breeds in Oils, Watercolor or pencil!  This is a portrait I did of a Cock-a-poo - darling dog! 

12x16 Watercolor Portrait

I am currently working on an oil portrait of a lovely Rottweiler named "Buddy" which I will post as soon as I take some photos.

I work from one or a combination of photos of your pet.  You can visit my website and view some of the portrait work I have completed - If you are interested in having your special "friend" portrayed, please feel free to email me!  See additional photos below!

Willa Frayser, Artist
Equine and Canine Artwork
Member of the Canine Art Guild

"Charlotte and Katy" watercolor portrait owned
by David and Lynette Musick

Golden Retriever - watercolor portrait owned by Steve Delaney

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Frayser Studio offers portraits in Sculpting

Equus 1 - Handpainted FINE ARTS Resin Sculpture designed by Willa Frayser Studio

Beginning 2010, Willa Frayser, Equine and Canine Artist, is offering portraits to be sculpted in clay, then molded and cast as a resin.  The Resin is then customized to the exact details of your horse!  The average size portrait is 7x8" (plus the solid walnut base) and starts at $725 (includes shipping).  Please view the attached photos and be sure to visit Willa Frayser Studio website http://www.willafrayserstudio.com/.

NOTE:  (Artist Resins are created from the artist's original sculpture and molded using this to create an original resin.  These are NOT mass produced - extreme care is taken to realistic detail, with correct conformation and proporations.  They are not commercially painted in any way, but handpainted by the Artist from the cleaning and priming of the original resin sculpture, handpainted in oils and varnished for protection and realism.)