Monday, October 01, 2012

Three Colts at the Water Trough

This is a painting I started about a month ago. These 3 yearling colts were visiting the water trough at the same time. I have reworked it and have a little more to do. The media is acrylic on masonite. Size 11x14

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Carbon and Graphite Wash

This is a quick carbon and graphite wash I did as part of my Starbucks Series drawing.
This is a reworked drawing of one posted recently. I have added a carbon wash plus white pastel and white gouache in the eye area in this drawing "Colt Eye"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Horse and cow with spurs

Gouache on masonite panel 9x12 This painting was started in a Dallas Museum of Art Painting workshop based on inspiration from Mayan Hieroglyphics. I reworked it the following day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Graphite Study for Painting: 3 Colts at the Water Trough

I came back and revisited this subject
Ink and Water Soluble Graphite
Acrylic on masonite

Friday, July 06, 2012

Two more cattle barns

This is a quick watercolor on 5x7 paper of an old cattle barn on SH 34 in Terrell, Tx, across from the Home Depot turnoff. There was once a house next to this barn which was torn down this past spring. The mailbox on the house had the name Ramsey. Cattle Barn on Kaufman County Road 303. This is one of my favorites, located at the base of a tree line. I have seen it at many times of day but finally got to take a photo of it with my iPhone a few weeks ago. The only thing is I did not get a good detail shot of it. Perhaps that is better, but I will try again at another time. Watercolor and Gouache in 6x10 watercolor sketch journal.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Abandoned Haybarn

This is an old abandoned hay barn behind the arena at the ranch. I have watched it fall apart over the last 15 years. I think sometimes it is but another storm from collapsing. This watercolor was done with 3 colors: Madder Lake Deep, Cobalt Blue, and Lemon Yellow chosen based on the best available on the Quiller Color Wheel.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just Noses

Another Starbucks series drawing entitled "Just Noses" based on an iPhone image taken of a herd of yearling colts.

Friday, June 08, 2012

This evening I did another one of my Starbucks series drawings. This time I worked on a Self Portrait with Yearlings from a cell phone image. I have included both an image at time of completing drawing and the resulting detail drawing. It might be the subject of a future acrylic.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Yearlings at the Water Trough

This is a 10 minute Gouache study on 8x6 watercolor paper. The subject are 4 yearlings gathering at the water. I used a limited palette of 3 colors: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre & Prussian Blue.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Showstoppin Twist

This is my first Acrylic painting on one of my Birch Plywood Panels. It is about 11.5 x 12.5 and was painting with a combination of Open and standard Golden Acrylics. The title is Showstoppin Twist after the foal I am represented. It is based on a photo I took last year during one of my pasture tours. I often visit the foals and get down on their level. With time they will most always come to my camera and see when I am up to, even if quite shy. They may not permit a touch but they will stick their nose into what I am doing.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Merada Spider

Another Starbucks drawing. Why are the feet cut off? I was wanting to focus more on the rider and the way the reins were wrapping around the horses head during a stop and turn.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Starbucks drawings and painting

The first two are drawings with a possible later painting in mind. I routinely head over to Starbucks on Friday evenings when I don't have something else planned, claim a table, and get a the dark roast of the day as a pour-over. I then set up to draw. Usually I only get one done but this Friday I got 3 done. All were done a 5x7 watercolor paper.
This started as a drawing done as Starbucks, and then brought home and turned into a painting in open acrylic

Friday, February 17, 2012

Charcoal Drawings - High Brow Jackson Series

Here are a few Charcoal drawings I did of the High Brow Jackson over the last few weeks. They are both on about 9x9 drawing paper.

Gouache Study - High Brow Jackson

This is a gouache study from a photograph of High Brow Jackson that was in (but did not sell) the 2011 Futurity Sales 2YO sale. It is a 5x7 on watercolor paper which was started in pencil. I drew and painted this horse from a perspective a bit higher than the photograph was taken so had to make some adjustments, and had to come back and rework some passages to make it work better.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Highbrow Jackson

This is one of my Starbucks series drawings. It was done first in pencil on black paper and then follwed with oil pastel. The subject is Highbrow Jackson from a photo taken during the 2011 Futurity 2YO Sales. I expect to see him as a finalist in the Futurity next year. I recently went to a preview at the Dallas Auction Gallery and saw many great cowboy paintings (others too). A painting of a cowboy stopping and turning his horse as a steer ran by caught my eye. It was done by Otis Dozier in 1976. I was thinking of the that painting when I drew this.