Friday, June 25, 2010

Stampede Art Show

The Eleventh Annual Stampede Art Show had its grand opening yesterday! Many of the artists were there, and there were a host of buyers eagerly viewing and complimenting the works of art. The show is in a new building, and the set up was much better than it had been. They captured the flair of the west beautifully. There was a band, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a wonderful meal. The quick draw artists created some wonderful spontaneous paintings for the auction. The proceeds benefit the Stampede Foundation Scholarship Fund.

As for me, I didn't sell the painting "Yellow Earrings," but my little "Sunday in Sage" did sell. I am delighted as this is my first sale at this show. Hopefully I can build on this next year. First I have to be invited back.

But even better, was being back in touch with artist friends who I admire and don't see or am in touch with enough.

"Sunday in Sage"
4" x 6" Water color painting.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Win a Mouse Sculpture!!

Today I saw that Steve Worthington is holding a contest to name 3 turtle sculptures. The prize is a mouse sculpture! Since I really like Steve's mice, and his turtles are really neat, I decided to pass this along. (Besides it won't do me any harm either. I'd really like to have his little mouse Nosey!) You can go to his blog and name the three turtles, or another way to enter to win is making a blog post about this contest. So, go and give those turtles a name.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Thursday, June 10
The news has been talking about the high flood waters as a result of the couple of hot days melting the snow so fast it caused the creeks and rivers to overflow. Last night they said the Poudre River was over its banks in Ft. Collins, and this morning the pasture is officially flooded. The above picture was early morning and looks like that paint was cooling his heels after the hot weather. The water spread quite a ways into the into the pasture, and the sun didn't last very long. By afternoon it was pouring cats and dogs, and the rain kept it up all night as well.
Friday, June 11
Dark clouds and severe thunderstorms today. Rain dumped twice here today, adding to the flood level, but dodged the hail and tornado's.
Saturday, June 12
Rained all day today, and all night into Sunday as well.
Sunday, June 13
The satellite reception keeps going out with clouds so thick and fully saturated. That of course means wet, and the flood area of the pasture had doubled.
I took a walk out on the road to view the pasture. I'd say it looks like I won't have to water the horses for days! The water line is 18 yards from the "old" studio. The pasture and the yard won't be dry enough to mow until the grasses are almost too tall and too thick to mow! And just yesterday they were brown from the heat ...

This is from the culvert where all the water came from, backing up through all the old irrigation ditches from the flooding river. Clear in the background you can see two other little patches of water showing how far it got into the pasture.

This was taken from the corner. So this is looking south showing what I call the north pasture.

This is from the culvert again, looking more north west to show more of the pasture.

This is a close up of the picture below. Blogspot would not let me drag them into the proper positioning. Have even aquired a couple of Mallards in the deal. The gray in the background is my Arab gelding Count.

The Mallards, Count still behind the tree, and my green roofed barn in the background. This is what I call the middle pasture. The fence on the right separates it from the north pasture.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

WIP - Yellow Earrings - Finished

The one I've been waiting for. "Yellow Earrings" is finished. I've tinkered on it long enough, so time to quit. I had several suggestions and implemented several of them. I have been wanting to do this painting since an artist friend, Lynn Thomas of Wyoming sent me a picture of a cow with her ear tags and titled it Yellow Earrings. I asked her right off if she was going to use that photo/idea or could I get her permission to use it. She was delighted that I wanted to use it. I wish she could have seen it finished.

Below is an enlargement of just the calf. I guess it was a silly thing to put up because the calf is almost the whole size of the painting and the enlargement doesn't amount to much. But it is up, so up it stays. If anyone wants me to enlarge just the eye, or any other part, I could do that for you.

Today is pretty hot. It is supposed to hit 90° ... it is a bit over that, but now they are calling for Thunderstorm warnings. It's always something.

As I said before, this painting will be shown at the 11th Annual Stampede Art Show, in Greeley, Colorado. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by. There will be a lot of really super western art there.

Okay, time to clean up my mess from this painting, and clear the decks for the next one.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

WIP - Yellow Earrings - 5

As you noticed, I skipped over number 4 in the series. This is a much better idea of what it is going to be. You can see by the sketch, that I'm enlarging her right ear some, seemed to need it. The grass is coming along, although I dread every stroke. The grass will go right up to the top of the page. The sky is only implied by the reflection in the calf's eye. The shape of her face has to be deepened some more, but over all I'm beginning to relax about the outcome. I will only post one more, and that will be the finished one.

Since this is the last post before the big finish, any suggestions need to be voiced now, or forever hold your peace.

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