Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday Night Live at the DMA

As I prepared to head to the Dallas Museum of Art, I saw this Thunderhead and ran back for my camera. This image was specially processed to enhance the contrast of the clouds to sky.

I looked up from my Table in the Atrium Cafe and saw this image of guard on the steps to the 4th floor galleries.

Jazz in the Atrium Cafe. Two brass instruments played at once?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doc O Lena Twist Filly in Training

This past Wednesday while I was working at the ranch, I photographed Jenny Jess riding Unquestionable Twist. Evidently this filly is a joy to ride. She had started him this past week and was riding bareback after 20 minutes. Jenny is great at starting horses, and was an Extreme Makeover Champion last year.. She is also does horse message therapy. For more info about Jenny visit her website at

Unquestionable Twist is a 3yo filly by Doc O Lena Twist out of Ms Freckles Gold.

Jenny Jess starts Unquestionable Twist

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DIY at DMA: Rock Music 2

This past Thursday I attended a new program at in the Dallas Museum of Art Center for Creative Connections entitled DIY@DMA (Do it Yourself at DMA). In this Third Thursday class, much like the Sketching, We are led by a professional artist. At each class we create some work of art inspired by a current exhibit. This month we were inspired by the Private Universes Exhibit and came back to the studio and created Cigar Box Collages. The idea was to start but not necessarily finish. I created a painting in a box which I later discarded by painting the inside. Today after reading a section in an art book about Cornell and his shadow box asemblages I created my own which I have entitled Rock Music 2. This is not a permanent box, and I may once again paint the inside of the box and create another assemblage.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Vizsla Dogs: An Ink, Watercolor, and Gouache Sketch

Although the paper was not so good for watermedia, I wanted to finish out this ink contour drawing I did a few weeks ago with watercolor and gouache.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Foal Fun: Dog Spy

Who is that spying on us weanlings?

Foal Fun: A Little Horseplay

About 7:30 or so as sun gets low on the horizon, the foals finish their naps and come out to play.

A Little Horse Boxing as one of the dams supervises.

Foal Fun: No Cattle to Cut but there is always the dogs.

Colt locks onto dog.

Dog breaks to the right.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Equine Art: Drawing

Third Cutting in NCHA Futurity
This is a pencil drawing on Bristol Smooth Paper from a photograph I took of Third Cutting being shown in the 2008 Futurity Finals by Boyd Rice.

Western Bloodstock Sales Photography

Monday, August 03, 2009

Summer Spectacular Sale 2009

This past weekend I photographed the Western Bloodstock Summer Spectacular Preview Exhibition and Auction. Here are some of the highlights:

Seasoned Cutting Horse

Stylish Pepper Cat


Stylish House Cat


Kinda Hot In Here


Boonsmals Remedy


Confetti Cat

See more images in my Western Bloodstock Sale Web page Galleries.