Monday, July 27, 2009

Equine Art: Drawing

This is drawing of Ascher Cat from the 2008 NCHA Futurity from a Photograph I took during the finals. The media is brown and black watercolor pencil on smooth bristol paper.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pasture Visit: Most Recent Foals

This past Wednesday evening I went to the pasture with thought to gathering more drawing reference photos. The light was not was I was hoping for with clouds obscuring the setting sun. I settled on these two most recent foals. The foal to the left is a Dun Colt which was born in late June. The Buckskin filly below came in late May. I picked this unusual angle to photograph his filly so that she would be so that there would be nothing but sky behind her.

Sketching inthe Galleries at the Nasher: Volution

This week our DMA Sketching in the Galleries class went across the street to the Nasher Sculpture Center. Although we did several sketches, this green watercolor pencil on black paper was my favorite. The subject was a 1964 Painted Fiberglas Sculpture by Isaac Whitkin.

Sketchbook: Metallic Cat

This drawing was done from a photograph taken of Metallic Cat keeping up with a cow as it ran across the working area during the 2008 Futurity Finals. I drew this with a black watercolor pencil on Bristol Smooth paper.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dallas Arts District Museum Block Party

Friday night I went to the Late Nights Art District Block Party where the Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art were all open late. I first visited the American Galleries where I had seen the evening before a great shadow play on the walls with the George Washington Sculpture.
I then went to the Nasher Sculpture Center where I found another great shadow display with David Smiths' "The Forest" on the travertine walls.
I then photographed these two views of the Jonathan Borofsky Sculpture "Walking to the Sky."

One of my favorites at the Nasher is this Giant Steel Sculpture by Richard Serra. When the museum is not crowded you can walk inside between these two curved slabs of steel. I found this narrow frame of a skyscraper as I looked up.

After Dark there was European Music (Tre Versi) which you might hear in the Sidewalk Cafes of Paris.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sketching in the Galleries: Remington and Russell at the Amon Carter Museum

Today I went to Ft Worth to first watch my niece ride in the Youth Cutting, and second to work on some horse drawing studies from Remington and Russell Paintings at the Amon Carter Museum. The top drawing was my first and I failed to note which painting it was from. I chose it because it is very similar to views I encounter when I photograph Cutting horses from the side.

This sketch is from one of the Amon Carter favorites by Frederick Remington entitled "His First Lesson."

The following sketches are done in pairs to get all of the action. Both are by Charles M Russell.

This sketch is from "Loops and Swift Horses are Surer than Lead." Click on the image to see a larger view of this pair of drawings.

This pair of drawings are from "Wild Horse Hunters." I chose this image because of the complicated postion of these horses. It seems to me that these complicated images are more easily drawn than the simple side views. Click on this image to see a larger view.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Equine Art: Watercolor and Guoache

Today I was experimenting with some pastel and watercolor for this image of Fantastic Cat. I have not yet finished the pastel, but went on to complete this watercolor sketch of the same image.

Monday, July 06, 2009

New Dun Colt and two Inquisitive Vizslas

On Sunday, July 5, I brought my camera so that I could get a photo of the last and most recent foal born at the ranch. I had brought them into the roundpen to get them out of the hot sun.

While I was in the roundpen the two Vizsla dogs were not to happy that I had excluded them from the fun and were doing everything they could to get in. You will find a short photographic story in this Gallery.

Saturday, July 04, 2009