Monday, November 30, 2009

Plein Air Painting-Horses

I met up with the Arizona Plein Air Painters for a paint-out at the Saguaro Lake Ranch. This is a wonderful setting with views of the Salt River, Bulldog Cliffs and of course horses. While other members wondered off to find inspiring landscapes to paint, I set up to paint some of the Saguaro Lake Trail Rides horses.
While painting horses from life, I take the opportunity to focus and get very clear on color, light and conformation. As with painting the landscape from life, the scene changes rapidly. I had the chance to lay in my foundation, before some of these horses were off to work to take guests on trail rides. I was then able to complete them when they returned from a scenic ride into Tonto National Forrest.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Studio Tour Exhibit

The Studio Tour exhibit was a blast. I met so many great folks during the two days and had a wonderful time. It was nice to get such good feedback and to know how much my work is appreciated. The "Wild Pair" was the People's Choice, and it got rave reviews. It was wonderful to share studio space with Andrea Trotter, and I got to enjoy her Photography all weekend. Thanks to all of you who came by!