Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Still Life: Basalmic Vinegar, Red Pepper. Tomato and Garlic

Here is another Still Life from my collection.
Additional images may be seen in my
Still Life Web Gallery

Friday, January 26, 2007

In the Kitchen: Chicken Tomatillo over Rice

This morning I prepared some of my famous Tomatillo sauce. I boiled the tomatillos til they were soft in salted water with crushed garlic.
This evening I reheated this sauce and poured over a braised chicken breast and rice. I served this with black beans.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ft Worth Stock Show

The last few days I have been going to the Ft Worth Stock Show. I was sent there on assignment to photograph a Stallion that is standing at my Brother's ranch. When my assignment was complete I photographed one Calf Roper from a point of view not often photographed.

I was about to leave the Justin Arena area and I walked by the Sale Arena where I spent many hours in December. I peeked in to discover that the 10th Annual Cowboy Tales event was underway. I stayed for about 4 performers, my favorite of which was Stan Mahler. He sung several cowboy songs, one of which was about New Mexico.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sketchbook: Springbox

Tonight our DMA sketching group went to a gallery where
there were some Cornell Shadow boxes. Our instructor told us about Cornell building these boxes as sort of a homage to movie stars and other heroes. She suggested that we create our boxes and dedicate them to someone, either publicly or privately. I drew this from found objects which in this case were real but at this time extracted from my memory. I dedicated it to Cornell.

Monday, January 15, 2007

In the Kitchen: Chicken Stew with Field Green Salad

Having been at the ranch enduring quite cold weather and ice I was in the mood for something comforting. For this I created a chicken stew with carrots, rutabaga, red potatoes, and flavored with garlic, a little salt, and a few bay leaves and a little dried chili. For my stews I typically choose thighs, which I boil to the meat is almost coming off the bone. I add the root vegetables after the chicken is cooked but before it is falling off the bone. I also added a few bay leaves and a little bit of dried New Mexican Chili pod to spice it up. I have to be careful with the chili as it can get too hot very easily. After the vegetables and spices are added I add more water and then continue cooking until the meat falls off the bones.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sketchbook: The Reapers

This is the last weekend of the Van Gogh Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of art. I decided to take advantage of extended hours and sketch from the collection. I worked on two drawings of Wheat Reapers. This is the one I liked the best. The original Van Gogh drawing was in black chalk on paper.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

These are some berries I found on a walk through the woods. They were along the fenceline after I left the wooded area.
This is a buckskin broodmare. She is always interested in publicity.
At the end of the day I look for the interplay of light in the clouds as day meets night.

Vizsla Playing with her pups

During the Christmas/New Years Holidays I spent a lot of time at the ranch. One of the highlights was watching my brothers Viszla dog playing with her pups during the afternoon outside recreation time.