Sunday, November 4, 2018

Assateague Island Painting and Photography Workshop 2018

The 2018 Assateague Island Painting and Photography Workshop  was  wonderful. The workshop sponsored by Assateague Island Alliance is one of two workshops conducted during my Artist-in-Residence. A one day Landscape Painting Workshop and a two day Wild Horse Painting and Photography Workshop.  Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography conducted the photography sessions, giving participants insight into reference photography and editing.

The Horse Painting and Photography class.

Meredith Hudes-Lowder giving photography instruction.

Discussing photography for artist reference. 

I'm giving a quick demo before it starts raining.

Meredith playing her harp at sunset.

Enjoying the beauty of Assateague.

Here are a few paintings that I completed during my stay.

"Stallion in Light"  

"Morning Nap-young filly"

"Morning Light-Filly"

"Bay-side Sunset with horses"

"Assateague Dunes"

"After the Rain"

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mustang Walkabout 2018 - Photography, Painting and Learning

This summer, I was able to take two wild horse trips. This field experience is an invaluable time for painting and photography. I picked up Meredith and Ben Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography and we traveled to Sand Wash Basin and then to the Great Desert Basin. (Earlier in the summer, we visited Sand Wash Basin and McCullough Peaks).

Horses pass by our camp.

Painting at the Great Desert Basin.

The Great Desert Basin.

Bestie Adventures.

Phenomenal Photographer,  Meredith Hudes-Lowder.

Painting Picasso.

At camp with Meredith and Ben.

The Bears Ears during the full moon.

Ben Lowder in action.

Sand Wash Basin horses.

Painting at Sand Wash Basin.

These extended on-range stays are the best way to learn. Being able to paint field studies, and take photos, while living there, is ultimately communicated through my studio paintings. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Painting the Great Basin Wild Horses

The Great Basin herd originally captivated me in 2009. They were the beginning of an inspiring and adventurous journey into the world of wild horses. I have traveled across the west and as far as Assateague Island to paint and photograph them. Each time I watch them thundering across the vista or quietly grazing, I see and learn more.
"The Basin Chase"
 Sharing the beauty, power and drama of wild horses.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stallion Reflection

2017 was an incredible year, painting and spending time with wild horses on the range.  Field study is the foundation of my work, learning from in-depth observation. Investing time painting from life allows me to confront the challenges of communicating a moving 3-D subject onto a 2-D format. I strive to capture the essence and life.

"Stallion Reflection"

The Mustang Walkabout with Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography was the most exciting one yet. Seeing new horses and following their lives through the years. We also returned to Assateague Island to teach painting and photography. These experiences have instilled a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity I have to follow my dream.

I want to thank my collectors and friends for making this an amazing year! All the best to you in 2018!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Assateague Island Workshop 2017

The Assateague Island Alliance sponsored workshop, Painting and Photographing Wild Horses was a resounding success. The talented participants were adventurous and engaged. They enthusiastically  approached the process of painting unrestrained horses that move  on their own timetable. We covered painting in oils, quick watercolor sketches and gesture sketching. The Photography and editing sessions with Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography were educational and  insightful. 

Many thanks for Assateague Island Alliance, Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography and our awesome workshop participants!

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