Category Archives: native grass

Big Sky Cows

On our way to Elkwater the other day, here were these comical and curious cows, grazing on the hillside, blissfully unaware that winter is on it’s way.  It was one of those hot,  chinooky fall days that will lull us all, cows included, into a sense of well-being.  As it turns out, that was probably the last hot day of 2011.  Glad I spent it well.

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Cypress Hills Autumn

It’s that time of year again, and my favourite trees are cloaking themselves in gold. TIme to get out and paint on location.  it’s nearly the end of September and we haven’t even had a frost yet, so there’s still time!  I’m off to the Hills tomorrow.  How about you? 

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Still Half Asleep

This little painting is of my son, still half asleep, waiting for his horse to unload so we can go and gather.

  When we do life drawing from a live model, I so enjoy the gesture of the body, and that is part of the attraction for me with painting horses as well.  The challenge of having a good enough drawing that you can feel the weight of the limbs, the twist of ligaments and tendons….the tension and the relaxation that tells more than words ever can.

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Under the Evening Sky

Branding day starts before daylight, so we can get done while the day is still cool; easier on the calves…..and the crew  So the horses have to be gathered the night before. Here we are in the June dusk, at 10 o’clock at night bringing in the horses. They’ll be waiting at the corrals when the guys get there at 5:30.

There’s magic in the long days and short nights of June, the dampness and relative green of the prairie when we’ve had a good spring, the sound of horses hooves pounding home on  prairie sod, the nighhawks diving and booming overhead. Magic in and under the evening sky. 

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Branding

So I’ve been MIA!  I went to a branding, and fell off the edge of the earth…the cyber-earth at least.  No cell phone reception, no Wifi, and thus, no blogging!  

It was a great time though, with very good friends &  wonderful family.  Lots of work got done, and many laughs were had.  And though I DID get my painting done, I thought that for today I’d share a photo instead.  We had very little sun today, but it came out briefly, and I caught this silhouette in a  halo of smoke.

Ravenscraig Truck

 This old truck, with barely visible paint on the door, “L. Hansen, Orkney, Sask” was probably state-of-the-art in it’s day.  Who was L. Hansen, and where is Orkney?  What did this old boy haul? Did L. Hansen have a family, and if so, is my friend Sid a descendant?  If old timers like this could talk, what stories they’d have to tell!
  As for now, he’s rusting away on the edge of a pretty coulee north of the Cypress Hills, at Ravenscraig.

  As for “Where’s Ravenscraig?”, that’s a story for another day.

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Sagebrush Snoozers

 If there’s a more beautiful or peaceful sight than that  of horses just being horses, I don’t know what it is.
Here’s  my Polly, on the left, with 2 of  “The Boys” she hangs with. 

I’d rather paint horses than any other subject, so I really enjoyed painting my “daily” today. Hope you enjoyed what you did today as well.   

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My Kingdom for a Crocus

It’s nearly mid-April and spring is very reluctant and tentative here on the Canadian prairies. On my walk today, I went to a small coulee where I know crocuses bloom early in the spring, but, no luck!  Not one furry little mauve member of the anenome family to be found. I’ll keep checking though, and keep you posted.

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Guess Who’s Back!

This morning, I ventured out to check out the semi-sunshiney day, and what greeted my ears, but the song of a meadowlark! My favourite day of the year is the day they return, their song one of the most treasured.  And Mother Nature has decided to welcome them home with a spring blizzard!  What’s with that!?   SOLD

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October Aspen

  This painting is from a photo I took out in the Cypress Hills, on the last golden day of last autumn.  It was one of those perfect, golden, warm, radiant fall days that we only get 4 or 5 of a year.  It must be angle the sun is hanging at in the south and the certain kind of dust in the air, but the light is radiant with colour, and every shadow is pink, violet, blue or green.  Every leaf shines like a coin; the sky  so blue, it hurts. On days like this, I feel it my duty as a human being, to ditch all my other jobs and get outside and enjoy.

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