Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Eyes Have It

During my last work day at the ranch I spent a little bit of time at the end of the afternoon with the yearlings and 2yo's. I focused my photography on their eyes.

This is my favorite of the bunch. What is going through this colts head?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sketchbook: Coffee Shop Sketching

Well I had gone through all the art magazines so I had to do something while I had my Friday Night Coffee at Borders Cafe.

The Auctioneers
This is a drawing from a photo I took last year during the Futurity Sales in the John Justin Arena showing what goes on in the Auctioneers Podium.

Keeping The Pace
When the cattle are wild and run back and forth, you just have to keep the pace to keep them from slipping by and heading back to the herd. This sketch is from a photo I took during the 2004 Summer Spectacular of Bill Freeman riding Boon A Little.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sketchbook: First Sale

This is a drawing from one of the first photos I took at a Western Bloodstock Sale.
I was shooting in the Justin Sale Arena in Ft Worth and a mare and foal were led into the ring. When an excited foal splayed out like a cutter I took the photo. Here is the photo I used as my reference:

Friday, January 14, 2011

DMA Thursday Nights: Workshop with Brian Fridge

Thursday Night this week we had a workshop with Brian Fridge where we had two assignments. This post shows the first, 2-color paintings depicted movement.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gouache Postcard: Shadow Mare

Shadow Mare
Based on a photograph I took of the shadow of myself and a mare that was following me across the arena.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Snow Day in Terrell, Texas

Today I was lucky enough to have my feeding day fall on the wettest, coldest, and eventually snowiest day so far in 2011. Although the day started off with a cold heavy rain, after noon the snow began and several hours later I was able to photograph these snow scenes.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Thursday: Seasoned Redfish seared with Arbequina Olive oil in skillet and finished in oven, Steamed Broccoli, Potatoes, and Green Salad with Avocado and Tomato.
Friday: Central Market Blue Cheese and Cashew chicken sausage with Broccoli and yellow squash in a Chicken and Goat milk sauce over whole wheat penne