Friday, June 29, 2007

Sketchbook: Le Clarion

Our project in sketching in the galleries this week was to take a painting and do a interpretive and expressive drawing based on a painting in a gallery. I chose a painting entitled "Le Clarion" by Edouard Manet (1882). This drawing was done in colored pencil on a black archival card stock. Although this painting was of a French Bugler, It seemed that it could just have easily been of a US Civil War Confederate Bugler.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

In the Kitchen: Italian Combo

Wedn night I prepared a combination of Central Market Mozzarella and Bell Pepper Sausage, along with spaghetti with my Marinara Sauce, on the side I had leftover Baked Eggplant with Zucchini and mushrooms.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Ranch Photos

Wednesday evening after working at the ranch all day, I went around and captured some new photos around the ranch. The image shown is of April modeling my palm straw. It did not quite fit right so I had to help a little, but she was willing to let me hold it there, if only for a few seconds. A slide show of more images may be seen in this web gallery.

Meet the Kids (goats that is)

Meet Annie the goat.
She is one of two goats at the ranch. This pair were a birthday present for my niece.
You may see additional photos of the goats in this web gallery

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Favorite Photo

A few years ago I took this photo of a filly that was very unusual. It is hard enough to get a pasture raised foal to let me get this close, let alone put a cap on her and let it stay. This photo was created to promote my website

Thursday, June 14, 2007

In the Kitchen: Fruit Salad II

My kitchen goal for today was to create a fruit salad that was both colorful and flavorful. I combined Strawberries and complimentary Kiwi fruit, along with peaches and apricots. I served this salad with a lemon and lime juice mayonnaise dressing.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In the Kitchen: Summer Faire

Well the rain is over (maybe) and it is getting hot outside. Now is the time for a good fruit salad. I put strawberries, banana, apple, nectarine, and cantaloupe together and with the help of a dressing of mayonnaise with the juice of a large lemon.

Area 24 NCHA Day 2007

Now why are the putting us out here?

This past weekend I was at the NCHA Weekend for Area 24 in Athens Texas. I photographed all of the Amateur and Youth classes and most of the Non-Pro Classes. You can see those images at NCHA Day 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Sketchbook: Moonlight

This week we sketched in an exhibit about Texas Art that just opened this week. I chose a lithograph by Alexander Hogue called Moonlight which was printed in 1954.Our instructor brought some black construction paper and white pencils so that we could experiment with working with negative space. I decided after seeing this lithograph that Moonlight was the perfect artwork to draw. Some of you may recognize the church in this drawing as the Ranchos De Taos which has drawn many artists and photographers working in the Southwest.