Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sketching in the Galleries - Old in front of New

Our assignment this week was to sketch a figure in the European gallery and then move to the a new installation of contemporary art and create a background. In the new composition we would be placing old in front of new. I chose the Bugler by Manet, and placed in in front of an abstract distemper painting by Peter Doig. For this project I used a medium gray paper, white, carbon and Sanguine pencil.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Storm Clouds Brewing

As I was returning home from the laundry this evening I noticed a billowy texture in coming storm clouds. As soon as I arrived I rushed to get a photo of these storm clouds.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Coming Storms: A cloud study

This past Saturday there were many storm clouds in the evening that offered an excellent opportunity to capture some of my favorite subject: Cloudscapes. A selection of my images from last Saturday may be found in this gallery.

Sketching at the Nasher: Hepworth Monolith

This past Thursdays' Sketching classs was held at the Nasher Sculpture Garden. Our instructions were to tone our paper with charcoal or Conte and then draw our chosen sculpture using an eraser for highlighting.

Memorial Day Weekend

After I posted those last images we had two new arrivals.

This is Rocket. She is by Going to the Doc and is destined to be a Barrel Racer.

This filly is by Doc O Lena Twist. She has a name but I don't yet have it.

This is Remy, a young Vizsla dog. He was on alert being around all the mares the walk down to the lower pasture. You can see more of these foals photos in this gallery.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Foal Fun II

These two colts are living in the front pasture.
Teddy and Hope live in the lower pasture

All of the outside foals are at least a month old, with two pairs, two colts in the front pasture and a colt and filly in the back pasture. The foals have now buddied up and are having lots of evening fun. You can see some of the fun in this Gallery.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sketching in the Galleries - Inside Outside

This week we first went to the African Galleries and chose two different objects and drew the basic contour of the object. We then went the European Galleries and filled the contour shapes first within the contour on one sheet, and then on the outside of the contour on the other.

Within the Inside shape I chose a an impressionist painting of men sharpening their hay scythes. The shapes of the scythe fit the shape I was filling. For the outside contour I chose a portrait showing the eye and nose within the opening in the shape.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Bluebonnet Stakes 2009

See your Proofs at Also see the Dog Show and Team Roping Photos

Sketching in the Galleries: Silver and Reflectivity

This week we were in the European Silver Gallery drawing reflective subjects. I chose this bowl because it did not have lots of textural surfaces. I was working on the drawing the specular nature and the reflections from the surfaces. This is also a continuation of an experiment with drawing white on black. I felt this was the perfect media for this project.