Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunrises and Wild Horses

Getting up early to look for wild horses is one of my favorite things to do. The promise of a new day always fills me with hope, and when I see the sunlight hitting the horses it is inspiring. That beauty finds it's way into every part of my life.

"Sunrise on the Basin"
Oil on Birch
6.5x11
$175.00
 






Thursday, October 16, 2014

Picasso, Wild Horse Icon

 Picasso, is one of the most easily recognizable  Sand Wash Basin stallions. His bold markings and high ranking with other stallions has added to his alluring  presence. This past summer, I only saw him on two of the 14 days that I was at Sand Wash. This painting was inspired when I watched him pushing his band across the range. Little did I know, that he would later loose his band to another stallion.

"Picasso's Strength"
Oil
24x36
$2,200






"Picasso's Strength"-Detail

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses and Wildlife

During the two weeks that I stayed at Sand Wash Basin, most of  the wildlife I saw were horses that I came to paint. I got to see some old friends that I had painted and watched over the years. "Apache" was one of those horses. He is a spunky small stallion full of life and drive.

"Apache"
Oil
8x10
Sold



In addition to the horses I also saw some elk and smaller residence that call the basin their home.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer 2014 Wild Horse Painting Trip

This summer had two special events during my  five week trip. In addition to my visits to Little Book Cliffs, Sand Wash Basin, McCullough Peaks and Pryor Mountain, I had a two week Artist-in-Residency at Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area. The focus of my study was the Dry Head horses that are part of the Pryor Mountain herd. Also, the Celebration of Wild Horses Through Art and Music to benefit The Cloud Foundation had it's inaugural exhibit.

Stallion at Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area


Painted from life. Sand Wash Stallion.

Talking about my painting process during my Artist in residence.

Painting done at Bighorn Canyon.
Celebration of Wild Horses reception was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.
Opus Moon performing.

Ginger Kathrens presenting to a standing room only crowd.
 I will be posting more about the summer events, but to see an album of the paintings I created on location, click here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Cloud Foundation Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser

Join me on August 2nd from 5:30-9:30 at the reception for the Celebration of Wild Horses through Art and Music- an annual fundraiser for The Cloud Foundation.  Come meet the Artists, filmmaker Ginger Kathrens will give a presentation and Opus Moon will perform.

The Cottonwood Center for the Arts located at 427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 8090





 As a pre-show offer, Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography, (one of the participating artists),  is offering a limited edition of prints and note cards with the proceeds going to The Cloud Foundation.

Are you unable to attend but still want to support The Cloud Foundation? I encourage you to support their ongoing efforts to preserve wild horses on public lands. You can donate today. Make sure to sign-up for the newsletter to keep up with the latest news about Cloud!