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"My purpose shall stand and I will fulfill my intentions." Isaiah 48:10
The International Equine Artists would like to announce the “Stable Companions of Hounds & Horses” Blog.
We only thought it was fitting to include the Stable Companions, who are there, steadfast, at the Master’s side, Best Friend, Tail Thumping Barn Mate! And don’t worry, we didn’t forget the pooch’s little side-kick, the Barn Cat!
This new Blog will show case some of the best Canine and Feline Art that our Members produce! Are you looking for a portrait of your pooch or kitty? I’m sure you can find an artist in your area, from our membership, that can handle that task for you.
So, sit, and stay for awhile, over at the Stable Companions Howling Great Blog. Follow the link below:
It seems like slow going now, but it will get finished in the not to far future.
I’ve ordered a gold frame for this, the frame is on back order, and I hope it will get shipped to me in time to put this into an Exhibit I was invited to, in September 2011, located in Raton, NM. Only time will tell.
Have a great weekend!
Here I am, playing a little ‘catch-up’ with my Blog posts! I’ve been painting fast and furious, to capture my feelings and experiences of New Mexico! My Blog posts got a little behind.
This watercolor, here, is of ‘Bullet’. He’s the horse I rode on the Road Runner Tours in Angel Fire, New Mexico. We took a ride up into the Mountains, well, actually the head quarters was sitting on the mountain! We rode for two hours into the Forest and across a field or two. I was in Seventh Heaven!
On the ride, we came out of the Forest into a clearing that over looked distant fields, Mountains and Eagle Nest Lake. Before we stopped, for some candid photo shots, I had a Butterfly flutter up between Bullet’s ears, over the crest of his neck, the saddle horn, and into my face! Over the top of my head it went, and I warned the rider behind me to watch out for that crazy Butterfly! But before I had the whole sentence out, it veered off into the woods, not bothering the horse and rider behind me. A few minutes after, I had another one do the same exact thing!
We finished up our ride, and back at the ranch, I took a bunch of photos. I hung out in the paddock with Bullet and his friends. Bullet and I formed a really great bond, and I think of him now, often. This painting I have posted here, is after the ride and Bullet hanging out by the water trough. Titled: The coolest place in town, Watercolor on 300lb Arches Watercolor paper, image size: 11 x 14 inches. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, send me an email at email@example.com thank you.
The next day, after the ride, I drove to Eagle Nest Lake and the Cimarron Mountains. At a gift store there, I found a T-Shirt with butterflies all over it. With that Butterfly moment on Bullet, I just had to have the T-shirt!
The next day, after purchasing the Butterfly T-shirt, I took a day trip into Taos with CheyAnne. I told her about my Butterfly experience and the T-shirt. She had a look on her face, like, “No way!” She then proceeded to tell me the New Mexico Spiritual meaning of having a Butterfly flutter into your face.
“When a Butterfly flutters into your face, You are Blessed”.
I had two get into my face, one right after the other.
Bullet and I are very blessed.
Love and Peace to you all,
The CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) just recently had their 19th International Exhibition at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Dallas, TX. The show opened on June 29 and closes July 31, 2011. The Awards Ceremony was Friday, July 15th. IEA Member, Helen Baily, won the Dixon Ticonderoga Award for Exceptional Merit, one of 4 top awards in this show, with her painting, "Looking Out For Me." This painting also won First Place in the TVAA (Texas Visual Arts Association) Members Show in January of this year as well.
Looking Out For Me by Helen Bailey
Also, the TVAA Wildlife and Nature Show opened July 1-29, 2011. It was held at the TVAA Gallery at the Plaza of the Americas in Dallas, TX. Helen Bailey won Second Place for her image called "Eric's Legacy."
Eric’s Legacy by Helen Bailey.
To view more of Helen Bailey’s Fine Art, visit her website at http://www.helenbaileyart.com/
Dancing in the dust. 21 x 27 inches. Watercolor. $2,500.00
I have finished Dancing in the dust. I’m very motivated to start paintings from my New Mexico adventure that I was recently on. So, needless to say, I am working to complete the works that have been in progress, and those that are waiting in the wings to be started.
I’ve created a Blog for myself and CheyAnne Sexton to post our SouthWest adventures and Paintings and photographs that we have accumulated. We took one day, while I was in NM, to photograph Taos, NM. We had such a good time, we decided to do this painting challenge: http://paintingthesouthwest.blogspot.com I’ve got it set up so you can follow it through Google or get the updates in your email.
I’m very pleased to announce that I am now Represented by the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery, in Angel Fire, New Mexico. You can find my Western and Equine Genre Watercolors there.
I do hope you are having a fantastic week and staying cool if you are in any of the Summer locations around the globe.
I was along for the ride, with CheyAnne driving her father’s old pick up truck, that had more Character than the Peanuts Gang! She drove down this dirt road in Taos, NM. It was a hot, dry day and the wind would blow up dust devils every so often. She parked the truck in what seemed like a wide driveway. It’s hard to tell where road, driveways stop and start, with so much dry dirt around.
As we got out and started to make our way across the dirt road, to see a mare and foal out in the green pasture (yes, there was a green pasture!) we heard a whinny. Almost a pitiful whinny, but it had enough energy and lift to it, to make us turn around to see who was talking to us.
It was a black Morgan Stallion. Around the bend a bit, there he stood, with ears perked up, mentally telling us to come see him. With our cameras in tow, and our eyes feasting on this beautiful beast, he waited for us to get near.
He smelled of CheyAnne’s camera, as if to say, is that good enough to take photos of me?
I suppose he was confident enough, that we had a couple of good cameras, he laid down in the dirt and started a rolling dirt bath feast! Over and over he went. At times, he was almost invisible, shrouded in dust that danced in the Taos light. What a photo op! I’m surprised the clicking of our shutter buttons didn’t disturb someone!
Later, after he raised to his hooves, and shook off the excess dust, he went to CheyAnne, and rubbed his head against her, leaving streaks of drool and mucus that turned the dry dust into mud upon her clothes. He loved the attention, and watched us as we walked away. For a few moments, his boring morning, became a fun dust game.
Soon, I will be painting this Black Taos Morgan Stallion, to immortalize him forever. Just what I think he hoped we would do.
This post is originally written for the “Painting The SouthWest” Blog.
I’m very Honored to announce that my watercolor painting, Rumbles in the sky, was awarded the Judge’s Award Of Merit. The annual International Exhibit is put on by the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas.
The Judge for this years show was David Band.
This watercolor is still available for purchase. The image measures 21.5 x 29 inches. Framed in a heavy Gold Wood frame with an off white 2 inch mat. $2,500.00. Shipping is separate. You may contact me for a shipping quote. firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.