Friday, September 9, 2016

2016 Wild Horse Painting Trip

The 2016 Wild Horse Painting trip is over and I am back in Arizona. It was a wonderful trip to see herds of horses that I have visited every summer as well as the first herd that I ever saw.  The light was stunning and the weather was perfect.

Painting from life is the best way to learn and grow.



Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography chronicled the trip with short videos in addition to teaching a workshop and taking amazing photos. During the trip, Meredith played her Harpcile Harp, which was  delightful for myself and our friends.  


It is always a treat to see Picasso.


At the end of the trip, we drove to Las Vegas for the Star Trek's 50th Anniversary.



Thank you for following the Adventure!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer Wild Horse Painting Trip--Pre-Sale Event

During the last six years, I spend time each summer painting different mustang herds. Every year, I strive to visit new herds and learn more as I observe and paint.  This summer, as I have done in the past, I am pre-selling paintings that are based on this adventure.


Pre order a 9x12 painting and receive 30% off my standard price.
I will travel to the  Sand Wash Basin, McCullough Peaks, and Pryor Mountain, with additional stops at the Great Basin and Cold Creek herds. During this trip, I am meeting Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography.  We will present a free open photography workshop  at Sand Wash Basin July 27, 2016.
Painting at Sand Wash Basin, 2015.

I am leaving in July for the range to paint  as many field studies of the horses and landscape as I can. When you pre-order a 9x12 painting based this trip, I will take 30% off my standard pricing.

How it works:

Original 9x12 oil painting $225.00 Quantities limited
Pre Order Price: $157.50 plus shipping. Two payments of $78.75 plus shipping.



 Payment on the first installment needs to be made before I leave, and the second payment is made when I return and you choose your painting. Choice is awarded in the order that you take advantage of the offer. (So make the first payment now!) You will be able to choose your painting in August. If you want to make other arrangements for payment, please email me.

Offer ends July 20th.

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"The Paint Box" 1972 Shasta 

 To see more photos from my Adventures visit my "Go There, Paint That" page.

Friday, July 8, 2016

New York visit- The Met, Natural History Museum and the Hudson Valley

Last week I had the opportunity to visit my wonderful friend Meredith Hudes-Lowder in New York. While she was at work, I visited the Met and the Natural History Museum.  We also visited the Weir Farm, the Catskills, Woodstock, beautiful waterfalls, West Point, Bear Mountain, the Monastery, and a session of kobudo.
While I worked on quick watercolor paintings, Meredith played the harp, enjoying the beauty of the Hudson Valley.
Sky Harbor Airport
Sketching Rosa Bonheur's "The Horse Fair" 

Museum of Natural History


Meredith playing along side Catskill waterfalls 

The Weir House

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain

Meredith's Kobudo session

The China Pier

The China Pier 


Museum of Natural History

The layover 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Visiting the Met and Painting the Hudson Valley

Next week, while visiting my friend, Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography,  I will have the opportunity to see collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  The Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Natural History are a few on my list.

Anders Zorn 

The opportunity to learn from viewing the work of masters is something that impacts my painting on a deep level. I look forward to seeing Rosa Bonheur's masterpiece,  "The Horse Fair", which is 8x16 feet and completed when she was 33 years old.



In addition to visiting museums, I will have the opportunity to tour and paint the Hudson Valley, where the Hudson River School was based and inspired. These artists left a legacy of paintings that express depth and light in an amazing way.

I am looking forward to the week of learning, painting and fun ahead!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

National Treasures Exhibit in Estes Park

"Bighorn Beauty" Sold

"Dryhead Stallion"
Oil on linen
9x12
I am thrilled to have five pieces included in the "National Treasures: Art Celebrating the National Park System" show at Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park! These are based on my Artist in Residence at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Assateague Island National Seashore, sponsored by Assateague Island Alliance (AIA). 

This is the National Park system's 100th anniversary and it is a pleasure to celebrate the beauty with this exhibit. 

The show and sale is July 1st-31st. Please call Cultural Arts Center of Estes Park, (970-586-9203), for purchase inquiry.
"Assateague Island Wild Horses" Sold
Oil on Gallery wrap
24x36
"Paint in Moonlight" Sold
Oil 
9x12
Wave Study.
Oil 
8x10