"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Today I went in search of the elusive wild mustang. Having seen them recently in captivity at the Board of Land Management facility where they were stripped of all dignity and majesty, I had to see them in their natural habitat. A neighbor suggested a drive along USA Parkway just west of Reno so that is where we headed today. And were greatly rewarded! We must have spotted over 40 wild mustangs and were able to get close to some and got some great photos to share. The gorgeous stallion above was all alone and let me and my camera approach him to about 100 feet. He looked so strong , so healthy and, well, he looked so wonderfully free!
He showed no real fear of me but nonetheless kept a predetermined "cushion of safety" between us.
He let me take quite a few shots before turning tail and leaving me behind.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Today was the last day of the current session of life drawing at the NV Museum of Art. The top two sketches are 40 minute attempts and the bottom was 20 minutes. I am looking forward to putting the pencils away and taking out my paint and brushes this weekend.