Monday, September 21, 2009

New Drawing

It's the last day of summer and we got our first snow today! Makes me wonder if we are in for a particularly harsh winter since we've had interesting summer weather too. It has the effect of keeping me in my warm little corner to draw, which is good since I have deadlines fast approaching for some things coming up. I am working on a drawing for the Cowgirl Up! show in Wickenburg, AZ that is of Stacy Grosskopf and her horse. Totally different for me and I'm loving the whole scene. This photo is of one weeks worth of work, so it looks kind of scary right now, but I think it will end up being one of my best. I am working on a couple of pieces for the Coors show that are also "whole scene" drawings. It just means I have to work larger to get the same amount of detail, but since I'm getting faster it's O.K.
Stay Warm!


Friday, September 11, 2009

We are doing the Castle Rock Artfest this weekend. Not to sound like a negative nellie, but the weather is supposed to be kind of awful, so not exactly thrilled about that! But, it is our "local" show, so we get to see lots of friends and customers which is always fun!

Had a nice chat with Jennifer Dennison of Western Horseman magazine yesterday. She drove up from the Springs to hang out at our humble shack in the woods for the morning to interview me for an upcoming issue. She took pictures of me and my dog, Abby, that looked like they might be funny, so am hoping they use one of those in the article. I, like most people, hate having my picture taken, but maybe one will turn out and be usable. :)It was great hanging out and talking art with someone who shares that interest.

I've been invited to do Cowgirl Up! in Wickenburg, Arizona this spring, so am working on new stuff for that. I was invited last year, but had to decline because of my schedule. We always need an excuse to get to Arizona in the winter and to see our friends over there. Should be fun!

I am working on more story driven drawings right now, and am excited for the challenge. Full backgrounds, the whole person on horseback, things like that. The prevailing wisdom in this economy is to scale things back, but I feel like right now I need to challenge myself and do bigger and better. We'll see how I feel after the first one is finished!!


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