Friday, September 9, 2011

Painting a Slice of Western Life-from life

Waiting to get new shoes.

Getting a trim.

The sketch.
A quick shot before I picked up the brush.

Jeremy Cluff, giving a clinic. This was a hard to catch colt that also had a tendency to kick.

This horse was new to the saddle.

Jeremy, taking his time, allowing the horse to get comfortable, gave me time for some quick oil sketches.

This is a glimpse into living with horses and the activity that is still common in rural Arizona. Whatever I'm doing I try to get out and paint it as it is happening. The horses getting trimmed, or watching my trainer work with a new horse, or the behind the scene activity at the rodeo, this is a glimpse of western life in my area.