Category Archives: drawing

War Pony

Today I felt like playing, so I did this little abstract running horse.  He needed jazzing up so I added feathers and some war paint, and whadya know?! a War Pony.  It looks like he’s galloping past a corner of the globe, so he could be a globe-trotting War Pony.  Whatever.  It’s fun to simplify and experiment. 

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White Horse Series-#4

With a black drawing pen, I’m too able to create little dips & doodles, so this time I used a charcoal pencil and allowed myself straight lines only! It is fascinating to me how very little information you need to include in order to have an image that says “horse’! This would not be mistaken for camel, cow, donkey or even zebra. That little piece of “knowing” has been the gem I’ve taken from this exercise in abstraction….A horse is a horse, of course of course. 

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White Horse Series-#3

This piece is a bit simpler yet and the red background is my idea of fun….a dramatic backdrop for my #3 guy.  Again,  black pen and no worry about mistakes…I just try to get the essence of “horse”
 I’m packing paintings up for my up-coming show in Calgary. Normally I’d rather crawl across broken glass than go to the big city that Calgary has become, but I’m looking foreward to this show.  Hope to see you all there!

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White Horse Series-#2

OK, I know this looks pretty simple, but I’m not happy with how much anatomical detail I got in the horse.  It’s like swimming upstream for me to NOT put in details like joints and muscles, dips and curves.  I’m trying for a very stylized horse, and I drew with a black ink pen; there was no erasing or going back. Sigh. Oh well, the painting part was lotsa fun.  

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One Crow Hoppin’

On the weekend, while visiting my parents, we were ALL visited by a family of blue eyed crows.  They spent 15 minutes fighting over and endlessly debating access to the birdbath.  They’re so interesting in their interactions with each other, so obviously social and intelligent.  I’d love to know their opinion of us humans and our activities.  Or would I.

 
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When the Wind Gets Up- Drawing Stage

 I’m working on a new 16 X 20 piece, and here’s where we’re at with it.  I was out at my friend’s ranch, painting the river cliffs, and their horses ran along side my truck on the way in.  The sky that day was flat and grey, so I need a different sky.  I drew the horses and decided on the horizon line, and then covered the horses with masking tape so that I can slop paint across behind them and not paint  them out!  I want  a really wild sky and have been agonizing over what that should look like; scared I”ll wreck a nice drawing.  Today I procrastinated, had 2 batches of company and then went to work, so I managed to avoid a decision so far. We’ll see how I do tomorrow.

Drawing

All I got done today is this drawing….you saw a crazy version of this a couple of weeks ago (“Three’s Company”) which I coloured with felt pens. I liked the composition and the idea of the magpie in there, but I wasn’t happy with the felt pen treatment. This time Ill be painting this in my usual fashion.  Can’t wait. Stay tuned. 
p.s. Is it just me, or are magpies not the coolest dudes?!

10 X 14″ on 140lb Lanaquarelle

Lucky’s

Anybody know what this is?  Well, it certainly doesn’t feel like my work  It’s dark and mechanical-looking and even sinister.  

Since doing this daily practice, drawing has become a form of meditation for me, and I found this piece to be extremely challenging, requiring total concentration, and thus a deeper meditation. I enjoyed it, even though it’s not my usual subject matter, telling me that my creative “thing” might be just as much about the process as it is the result.
 It’s drawn with Faber-Castell pen & ink, some watercolour and then F-C coloured pens. I’ll be waiting for feed-back as to what it is for you.

7 X 5″

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One Crow Walkin’

It’s a bird again today!  This guy was parading around a parking lot yesterday, in supreme disregard for the humans around him. 

Don’t you find yourself wondering what goes on in their world, and what kind of business he could possibly be so intent on. I suspect his life is a lot more interesting and complex than we can imagine.

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Three’s Company

Here’s another attempt at non-representational work.  I did a nice pen & ink drawing here…very clean and nice & I was happy.  I SO wanted to paint it in watercolour, but instead I made myself use my Faber Castell coloured pens and colour them in non-horsie colours.  The result is funky and it still speaks of horses, but I’m not sure it’s a direction I want to go. Having worked out the composition, I may redo this  in watercolour.   What d’you think?  

 
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