Friday, December 30, 2011

I have created a Ken Burns style video and posted to YouTube: East Texas 100 Acre Wood

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Agricultural Forms from 33,000 feet.

As I was flying to and from Albuquerque this past week I saw some of the most amazing geometric patterns with grids and circles in West Texas. This is a gouache painting of a scene. Although contrived it is representative of what I saw.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Northern New Mexican Autumn

This is the beginning of a Northern New Mexico Autumn. The top photo is along the Columbine Trail and the bottom photo is from the highway between Red RIver and Questa, New Mexico.

Old Truck sent out to pasture.

This was taken in a lot in Questa, NM. With the permission of the owners,my Dad and I went onto this lot to photograph this old Truck. The horses on the property saw us and came over to investigate. In one image you will see two of the horses behind the truck.

Two Views of the Ranchos De Taos Church

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cutting Horse Pastel - 2005 Hickory Molly Mac

This is a 2005 pastel based on a photo taken during the first Texas Cutting Futurity in the Waco venue. This is an 15 x 22 inch pastel with deckle edges on left and right sides. The original is available for sale to US collectors. Giclee canvas prints are also available.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

This one is in a larger sketchbook. I drew this drinking Starbucks coffee in the Atrium Cafe while waiting for my DMA C3 Class.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

Here is another but it was done at the laundramat.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

This is one of a series of small sketchbook cutting horse drawings done while drinking my Friday evening Iced Coffee at Starbucks. It is from photos taken during one of the Ft Worth NCHA events.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Starbucks Pastel Drawing: Caught on a stop

Caught in a Stop
This Nupastel drawing was done on black paper at Starbucks on an outdoor table while I was having my Friday evening iced coffee. I drew it as if I had caught the action as the photographer had taken a photo at that instant with a strobe.

Thursday at the DMA Center for Creative Connections: Paper Sculpture

This week in the Center for Creative Connections we created sculptures from strips of extra thick poster board.
I built this horse head complete with ears of dual focus and star strip snip (face markings).

This is an archive from July 28 which I forgot to post:

Tonight we had a great project in C3 with visiting artist Margaret Meehan, creating soft sculptures with cheap teddy bears. I created this one which I called horse heaven based on a little horse angel l found in the stuffing of the soft toy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Artist Encounters in C3 - Reality to Abstract

Yarn and Yellow Chairs

This Thursday in our C3 Artist Encounter at the DMA we created a yarn installation in the C3 Gallery and then worked on drawings on Tracing Paper using colored pencils. I took my two best home and created a mixed media collage/Acrylic painting.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Cutting Horse Drawings

This is a series of Cutting Horse action drawings. All but the first were done from a top view perspective from photos similar to the one represented in the first drawing. The first drawing was done from memory. All were based on images taken during the 2006 Summer Cutting Spectacular in Will Rogers Coliseum.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Thursday at the DMA Center for Creative Connections: Open Studio

Circles Warm to Cool

This acrylic painting was done using a wine cork. I painted a progression of circles with one dip in the paint and warm to cool.

Water Tower III

Acrylic on paper - part of my water tower series.

Monday, June 13, 2011

West Sky I
This is an acrylic on paper of a western late evening sky with sun setting next to water tower.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lightning Storm - Natural Flash Photography

Tuesday night was quite stormy. With such frequent lightning I set my camera real slow (30sec) and aperture around f8 and got these photos by just clicking and letting the lightning make the photo - Natural Flash Photography

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stormy sunset sky

This is a study in 8x10 in Open Acrylic of a Stormy Sky at sunset. I am not sure If I am finished with it yet, I might add a foreground horizon feature. I was trying to take a cloud/landscape and make it in sort of a style reminiscent of a Rothko color field painting.

Update: This is a newer image after minor glazing changes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

These are a series of experiments with Golden Open Acrylics. I had purchased these paints a few months ago but am just able to experiment with them.

American Indian War Horse Mask This is based on sketches and promotional ad photos for the Dallas Museum of Art Exhibit Art of the American Indian, The Thaw Collection

Below are a series of Color Field studies:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Preparation for Painting

For the last month I have been thinking about an idea for painting. I had remembered a transparency I had taken in the late 70's and scanned into my computer late last year.
Here a graphite and Graphite/Watercolor pencil sketch I did Thursday afternoon.
Today I bought a 1/2 inch birch plywood panel and had cut into 3 pieces, one fitting a frame I already had. I then sanded and applied the first coat of gesso. A couple more and I will be ready to paint on it. I am still working on an idea on how I want this to go.

Pointillistic color field style painting

This is a cross between a pointillistic and color field study on black paper. I used gouache applied either direct from tube or mixed for secondary color. The subject is an imaginary landscape with sunset.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

All of these are except for the first are fast sketches based on techniques from a travel sketching class I took with Walt Davis this past March.

Pen sketch of running horse from magazine photo
Barn on tree line - broad pencil drawing
Young horse
Cross Roads Motel

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today's Art Projects

I had two art adventures today. First I attended a Fast Sketching class led by Walt Davis who with Isabel Davis, wrote the book Exploring The Edges of Texas. I had a great time learning how to Sketch For Traveling at the Heritage Village of Dallas

After that was over I drove to the Dallas Museum of Art were Natalie Macellaio led a class in converting flat paper to sculpture. Here is my project: