Category Archives: gravel roads

Dale’s Roan

Back to my old approach tonight; a representational close up of my friend Dale’s beautiful roan gelding and his handmade gear. 

 How many ways can I paint a horse you might ask.  Just keep watching.  

5 X 7″ on 200lb paper  

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Rainy Day Lark

 Here’s another hen scratch from a trip to see the horses last week.  It was blustery, cool and trying to rain.  This guy was huddled on a fence post surveying his territory, but darned if he could warble out a tune.  The best he could do was the cute little “twerrrrp” they sometimes do.  I, again, did the little sketch in the field, then came home and applied the paint. 

6X6″ on 90 lb paper

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Mr. Magpie

Well, I worked all day today and then taught a workshop tonight, so this is all you get.  I did this little scribble from my visit to the horses yesterday. I had my little sketch book along and when this character made himself impossible to ignore I figured he wanted his portrait done! So I did a quick sketch and added a little wash of paint when I got home. It seems my blog has gone to the birds these days!     SOLD

6 X 6″ on 90lb paper

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Dorothy’s Relic

Here’s another in the Dorothy Series, this being the landmark old elevator, right beside the road at Dorothy.  You can see the Red Deer River badlands behind it, resting under the setting sun. See previous blog posts of the old church and the garage and if you get the chance, take a trip there..it’s a gorgeous prairie place. 

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Soon

Soon now…within the next month anyway, the aspens in the Cypress Hills will unfurl their exquisite coin-shaped leaves and set about the business of quaking in the breezes.  Nature is so incredible…every species of plant and animal has it’s distinctive characteristics, yet each individual is one-of-a-kind. This clump of aspen is just one
example of that small truth.

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Laura’s Latest Wildie

When I was “home” for Easter I was introduced to this young fella.  One of my almost-nieces, Laura, has a way with young horses and this is her latest protege.  It was a blustery cool day and he didn’t quite know how to behave; he went from snorty to friendly, cheeky to inquisitive to bashful in the flick of an eye.   Mostly though I’d say he looks pretty broncy.

I’ll be really interested to see where he’s at by the end of the summer.

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Contata

Just let me indulge my love of Meadowlarks this one more time, and then I’ll stop….till the next time.  They’re hard to draw and I keep trying over & over, hoping to finally get it perfect.  They’re such cute little chiggers.  Lets all do ourselves a huge favour and get out onto the prairie and listen to them sing. 

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Tompkins Truck

  I came across this old grain truck in a field near Tompkins Saskatchewan 25 years ago, and every time I go through there, I wonder if it’s still there. Saskatchewan has it’s share of rusting old trucks, but they’re slowly being snapped up by collectors. One day I recognised one of my favourites going down the highway on a flatbed!  So who knows where this Tompkins Truck could be by now.   

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