Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Fun with Puppies: Vizsla Soccer

This afternoon I enjoyed a rousing game of soccer by a new team of vizlas puppies. I hear they might be trying out for canine olympics representing Hungary. More photos may be seen in this image gallery.

Friday, February 20, 2009

SketchBook: Nasher Sculpture Center Segal Exhibit

This pastel on toned ground is of homeless man plaster cast at the George Segal Street People Exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center. This exhibit is a wonderful collection of lifesized plaster and bronze figures in their environment. Most of these sculptures are from other collections, however a grouping entitled "After Rush Hour" is part of the Nasher Collection, and I had drawn this a little over a year ago in the Sculpture Garden.Both of these life size sculptures as well as others on both floors of the Nasher Sculpture Center were modeled after the Sculptor and his friends. This exhibit continues until April 5, 2009.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In The Kitchen: Green Chili Pork with Mushroom and Spinach

I started this dish by sauteing some white chopped onion and diced pork country style rib. When pork was mostly cooked I added sliced mushroom and cooked until it was just about cooked, and then added some baby spinach. I continued cooking until it was tender and then put the contents in a glass dish (coated with non-stick spray) over 4 corn tortillas. I then poured 2/3 can of Hatch Green Chili Enchilada Sauce over the mixture and then topped with 4 more corn tortillas. I poured the remaining enchilada sauce over the top and then topped with shredded Mexican style cheese and added shredded broiler roasted Anaheim chili. I baked this in the oven for 30 minutes.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sketching In The Galleries: An American Portrait, John Wesley Jarvis

Our Instructor, Linda Ridgeway, brought us to the American 19th Century Gallery in Celebration of the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Our assignment was reverse drawing where we use a white pencil on black paper. This is one of my favorite ways to draw. I chose this 1815-20 painting by John Wesley Jarvis entitled Portrait of a Man.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Fun with the Puppies

These are the annual litter of Austrias Vizsla's . This litter was born Jan 7 and is not 4 weeks old. Today I brought the Viszla Puppies into the yard to play. I picked out a feisty male to be my photo model. I let him run around and play while I just kept taking photos. The top image is my favorite of the series. If you want to see some of past litters, type Vizsla puppies in the search window in the top left corner.

Supper time and Eight is enough, but there were ten. 2 had to share another bowl with mom.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sketchbook: Turkish Horse

This evening our teacher did not show up so we had an opportunity for a free choice night of sketching. I returned to a familiar small sculpture of a Turkish Horse in the European Galleries drawing on brown paper with sepia and white pencils.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Belgian Eye

Today I had a second Opportunity to photograph two draft horses. This is a photo of Las Vegas, a Belgian draft horse as we had finished our shoot for the day and were returning to the trailer. I liked this image of his eye looking back at me as he was being led away.