Category Archives: (un)limited palette

Mystic Pronghorn

Today’s painting is in honour of one of the most beautiful animals on the prairie and a wish for them that the winter be gentle, the grass abundant, and the interferences of human habitation, as minimal as possible.  SOLD

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Horses of the High Country

Good friends operate the trailriding in summer and sleigh rides in winter, at beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Their winter pasture is high up on the front range of the rockies just east of the park. I was lucky enough to visit there for the spring gather a few years ago; an unforgettable experience.  

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Bossy Cow Heaven

Well I nearly went cross-eyed trying to do this drawing.  The reference photo had 6 cows in it and trying to figure out where one spotted cow ended and another began was some fun.  Have you ever noticed in a herd of Holsteins, how individual each of their spot patterns are, and how varied?  Bet you’ll be checking it out from now on, won’t you. 

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Mission Bell

Ahhh, the blue skies and ancient adobe walls of New Mexico are calling me, and the closer we get to winter, the more that bell rings in my head!  I notice a lot of restless Canadians these days….pacing and gazing southward.  I imagine there are a lot of similarities between our behavior and that of our migratory bird friends.  

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On the Bit

Here’s a larger project that I’ve been working on for most of the week, amongst other diversions. After a summer of fooling around, it’s time for me to get to work!
 This beautiful horse won the ranch horse competition in the Hat this summer and I wanted to paint him at work,  all geared up in silver spade bit, handbraided bosal and romel rein, and handmade horsehair mecate. 
The honouring of those traditional art forms is one of the side benefits  of modern horsemanship, and I for one, am very appreciative of all of it.

16 x 14″ on300lb Fabriano

Spirit Bear

Well today’s painting is meaningful to me on several levels. It is inspired by the sculpture in front of the Whyte Museum which I so admired in Banff last week.  And then the news about the 2 grizzly cubs killed by trains this week really knocked me sideways.   Add to that the changing climate and what the effect that’s having on our polar bears, and you could say I’m bear-ly thinking about anything but bears. 
Time to take a moment to acknowledge the Spirit of the Bear.

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Corner of Canyon & Delgado

A few years ago, I was blessed enough to be given an Artist’s Residency in a lovely old adobe compound on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  It truly was a magical experience in a mystical town. Just up the street from my studio was the corner of Delgado Street, with the most intriguing and delightful adobe home ever.  I always wondered about the history of the place, (of that entire area of town actually) and wished I’d lived there 100, or even 200 years ago.

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Stu on Patrol

Well, I finished the portrait of Stu, and hope that his people think that I’ve captured him.  I had to go back and hang out with Stu for a second time, so that I could see him in “action” as the working dog he is. He keeps an eagle eye on those pesky horses, just to be sure none of them get out of line. Stu is  quite a guy, and I enjoyed every moment of doing this portrait.

 10 X 14″ on 300lb Fabriano

Shine on Harvest Moon

Last week, returning from the mountains, I took one of my favourite back roads; one that offers miles and miles of uninterrupted native prairie.  As I drove northeast, a pale pink disc peeked over the far, flat horizon, while at the same time the sun was setting on the far, flat southwest horizon. The moon was full and huge, as if attempting to compete with the sun, who was busy splashing everything in vivid tones of orange and pink.  It was quite a contest, and I was aware that though the mountains are stunningly beautiful, so is our prairie.

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Redtail Country

I shot photos of this (I think) immature Redtailed Hawk on my trip down the Cowboy Trail last week.
Probably the most common hawk in North America and one of our biggest birds, he is truly a beauty.  This pale phase is typical of a youngster; he has at least 2 other colour phases including the famous dark-to-sandy phase with the namesake barred and fan shaped red tail. Identifying them can be tricky.  
It’s always a thrill to see them, but I thought he looked particularly spectacular in this landscape. 

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