Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Fun

Three Viszla Pups in a head to tail race through the barn.
Feeding the Pups
Hope is this years first born filly
Hope with her Dam, Faith
Paintbrush, the first wildflowers of Spring.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sketchbook: March Gallery Sketching

The project for this past Thursday night was to integrate 2D and 3D. We were sketching in the Japanese/Chinese Decorative Art Galleries. I chose this pair of vases from the 19th century Meijing Period. I used my favorite light and dark sketching technique. I believe that these vases depict Mt Fuji. They were on a pedestal with one forward and the other back closer to the wall.

This drawing was done in the George Segal Exhibit at the Nasher on March 19. I thought that this scene was very similar to that depicted in Edward Hopper's Nighthawks in both subject and character.

This sketch was done in the European Galleries on March 12. Our assignment was to integrate multiple 2d Artwork into one. All of the paintings I chose were on the same section in the gallery. The children in the foreground are in a painting entitled "The Lesson." A Manet Painting entitled "The Bugler" is in the background, as is the portrait to the left.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Futurity Horse Sales Photos are now Posted

Kit Dual sells in Preferred Breeders Sale.

Did you have a horse in the NCHA/Western Bloodstock Futurity Sales? I have now posted all of the selling lots on my website and they are available for purchase as prints and/or ad images at

Peptos Stylish Sue sells in the Seasoned Cutting Horse Sale.

Cats Hitman sold in the 2YO by Select Sire Sale.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New Filly for 2009

This is the first filly at the Ranch for 2009. She was born last Monday morning and is already giving her dam fits as she tries to keep up with a real runner. She was quite curious about the camera and came over quite close (too close to focus) to see what I was all about. She is living in the lower pasture with 5 other mares and geldings, none of whom dare approach. One mare approaches the photographer to divert some of the attention away from the foal.