Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
This past Thursday in the CS3 we had a workshop in photography with Teresa Radifi. During this workshop I took these two photos with two American Paintings by Leon Polk (Homage to Victory Boogie Woogie #1) and Gerald Murphy (The Watch).
Friday, December 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Center for Creative Connections we had an opportunity to experiment with high quality gouache paint. I created this abstract painting based on a Robert Delaunay painting of the Eiffel Tower (1924) which is on display in the Encountering Space exhibit in the Center for Creative Connections.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Leadbelly by Michael Owen, 1943. Drawn in white pencil on black paper.
Ode to a Cotton Picker by Evaline Sellars, 1953. This sculpture reminded me of the style of Modigiliani.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
While my thin section images are natures' 2d art, the magnificent boulders at Enchanted Rock in Central, Texas are the sculptural equivalent. They remind me of Serra core steel and Henry Moore Bronze Sculptures. For scale notice the dog peaking over the main rock on the right.
I have been going through my archives and scanning some old negatives. In this post I go back to 1985 and present the images I took during my Geology Thesis research in Big Bend National Park. These rocks were from the McKinney Hills in the East Central part of the Park. As part of my thesis I had to cut and create thin sections whereby I essentially glued a transparent section of each of my samples onto a glass slide. When the final transparent thin section is put under a microscope under plain, and under polarized light. The dark image with color was taken under polarized light.
I think of these as natures abstract art. Look at the colors and textures in these images. I have posted a gallery of many other slides in this Rock Art Gallery.
A few weeks ago Mr. Beamon Ashley passed away. I had posted about it on my website, jarnoldphoto.com, from a scanned print. I have since found the negative and re-scanned and am reposting this image. I did not know Mr. Beamon until he was like what you see in this image. I met him about 1997 or so when he would come to most of the Area 24 Cutting Horse shows. I visited with him many times and heard stories of all the horses he had seen cutting in their prime.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
There is nothing like being able to photograph a full herd of horses. These are the yearlings from 2009 and prove to be a great study of running horses. The top image is my favorite. Click on this image to see a larger view.
Why are they coming, It must be my camera.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Toby- Doc O Lena Twist x Cordura
Dam is Sorrel and both Toby and Cordura are owned by Austria Arnold
Tut was named after the King Tut Exhibit which was at the Dallas Museum of Art this past year.
Toby is trying to steal some Alfalfa from the mouth of my horse, Squirt. Cordura the Dam is in the center.
Friday, June 11, 2010
3.5"x5" Oil Pastel on Ampersand Aquabord.
3.5"x5" Oil Pastel on Ampersand Pastel Bord. The big challenge with these was depicting detail with such a broad stick of pastel.
Monday, June 07, 2010
In anticipation of a map art project at the DMA Center for Creative Connections this coming Thursday, I found my Thesis Research Field Map and scanned it. I then gathered a number of field watercolors I did back in 1985 during my field work. I put these watercolors under a transparent layer of this field map, adding an important tool of the geologist, the Brunton Compass. I will take with me images of this map and the watercolors and see what comes of it this next Thursday.
Edit: I took this map project to the Creative Connections class and afterward ended up making a few minor changes. This is the updated map.