Saturday, January 3, 2015

Painting, Inspiration and Learning

My favorite quote from 2014:"Don't be afraid to wipe that off and start over." --Ned Jacob.

Challenging myself and learning are two of my favorite things. This past year I focused on simplifying form and expressing as much as I can clearly and simply. Additionally I continued to work on accurate gesture sketching and studio painting with energy.
"Value Study-The Chase"

"The Chase"
"Stallion and Sage"

"Morning Dust"
"The Stallion Returns"

"Watercolor from life"
"Making Tie-Dye"

"Cityscape 5"

"Cityscape 7"  
"Finger drawing on the iPad in Wasabi Paint app"

Approaching painting with inspiration and energy is my continued goal for 2015.

May you have a happy, healthy and creative year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wild Paint Stallion, Running Free

The beauty of a this stallion completely captivated me. As he ran, I could smell the fragrant sage and dust. I watched him for about an hour as he went to water and then back out to graze.
"Paint Stallion"

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mustang Descent

The thunder of hooves still echos in my  heart as I remember the descent of a band of horses from the hilltop. The excitement and freedom was palatable as they ran through the thick sage and dust.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mustangs, Bonds and Atmosphere

While watching wild horses, I am intrigued by their relationships and the feeling of mystery. No matter how much time I spend in contemplation, I am always inspired and learning. This piece shows a mare and two foals emerging from the atmosphere. Surprise and delight are what I feel each time I see them, a chance to discover something new.
"They Appeared out of the Dust"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Painting Morning Light

After leaving my campsite at dawn, I came upon a small band of three horses just after the sun light came over the hill. The light caught the mane, tail  and the edges of the horses coat. Communicating the beauty of the morning light and the relationship between the mare and new foal was the goal of this piece.
"Love and Light"