RANCH STILL LIFE

I had a great time, on Saturday, at Cowboy Camp on Clint Mortenson's ranch south of Santa Fe, shooting with friends @Steve Immel and @Steve Bundy. This found still life, so typical of ranch life was something I just couldn't pass up.

 

 

MASCARA TORO / Daily Painting #1223

With Kay as our driver and guide, we drove out to the beautiful Galeria Atotonilco to visit the amazing home, museum and showroom, all rolled into one. Works representing the crafts of all areas of Mexico, including textiles, masks, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and more fill the museum. Fantastic.

We then drove on to Dolores Hidalgo for a very good lunch, followed by ice cream on the main plaza, and a bit of shopping in the town's famous tile stores.

Another great day in the State of Guanajuato.

¡Hasta Mañana!

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SANTO BARBAROSA / Daily Painting #1208

SANTO BARBAROSA / Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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THE LITTLE HOUSE AT SAN PATRICIO / Daily Painting #1133

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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This little house, I believe, is the home of the grounds keeper on the estate of the Artists, the former Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth.

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EDGE OF THE PLAINS / Daily Painting #1122

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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Life isn't easy in the dry country on the edge of the plains. For proof, take the train from Lamy to Dodge, and count the abandoned homesteads, the empty homes, and the faded dreams as they pass by your window.

And, yet, for the strong of will, the determined, those who persevere, the air is clean, the stars are bright and many, and the rewards are real.

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SOMEWHERE ‘TWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL Daily Painting #904

SOMEWHERE 'TWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Remember my trip out to Victorville with my pal Steve Immel to pick up Betsy? Well as we were leaving New Mexico, I snapped a shot through the car window with my iPhone of this isolated farm, somewhere between Abiquiu and Crown Point. I'm not really sure where. We were moving pretty fast just then. Anyway, I've run across it several times while sifting through my research, and been tempted to paint it, but couldn't quite figure out what I wanted to do with it. Then, today, it struck me. Break a rule or two. Stick the horizon right half way down the panel. Thenbalance the tiny but important house equally distant from the larger but less significant barn. Crop the pond, even if it means losing all ability to judge its size, and, all together make it fit the title.

I almost always have a difficult time naming a painting, even after it's finished. this time I had the title first, and painted to it. No traffic, no noise, but no good restaurants, either. Somewhere 'tween heaven and hell.

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THE JOKER Daily Painting #902

THE JOKER

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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This corral comic is based loosely on Mr. Eckert, the former stock contractor whose dispersal sale when he retired was the source of research that resulted in several of my horse paintings, with more, I'm sure, still to come. Thanks to my friend Sandy Witbeck for tipping me off to that great photo op and for introducing me to Mr. Eckert who was all business on that day, but who struck me as one who could be very entertaining when the work's all done.

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Today, I was visiting with my daughter, Amy, and having such a good visit that I almost missed my painting time, again. And did I mention our visit a week or so, when Thea was here, with my son Buck, and three of his four lovely daughters, Chelsea, Brooke, and Amanda? Ashley, the fourth, was unable to join us. This traveling has been great for getting caught up with friends and famiy!

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RANCH HAND Daily Painting #892

RANCH HAND

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Here's a bit of a switch from yesterday's pink roses. This old boy's been punchin' cows since he was barely able to sit a saddle. It's been a hard life, but one he wouldn't trade for any other.

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LONGHORN STUDY Daily Painting #880

LONGHORN STUDY

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Last night in Wickenburg was cold, it rained most of the night, and the wind rocked ol' Betsy like a cradle. I was up early and off to the parade, where I photographed non stop for about two hours, then to the Seven Bar Cafe, downtown, where I snagged a parking spot, for a lunch of fried chicken and mashed potatoes (an exception, but what the heck, it was cold and I've been behaving for days).

By the time I finished lunch, it was time for the rodeo and another two and a half or three non stop shooting hours. It was so cold, and I'd been standing on uneven ground for so long, that when I turned to leave I could hardly walk, and must have looked like some doddering old man. And I'm not even 72, yet!

I reported right to Betsy and, because there was no time to download any of the day's research, I painted this Longhorn Study that I've been sneaking up on ever since I visited my friend and ace mechanic Austin Stockdale's place on the ranch in Victorville.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day of catching up on image management, probably in the library, if it's open.

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UN VAQUERO Daily Painting #860

 

UN VAQUERO

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Un Vaquero, a cowboy, transposed into English as Buckaroo. Then there's Caballero, Horseman, or Gentleman. And, of course, El Charro, a fancier, more rodeo version of the Vaquero. This particular fellow could be a rancher, or a worker on someone else's ranch.

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