Thursday, July 27, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Great news for me....I sent 3 pieces to the Western States Horse Epxo's Equine Art Show. Thanks to a fellow Equine Art Guild member who went to see the show...I found out that "Spanish Horse" won 1st place, "At the Pull" won 2nd place and "Matched Team, Haflinger" won 3rd place in the B&W photography division. Nothing like stunning me speechless! Here are the 3 pictures to remind you what they are....
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Here are some images I took at this years Hudson Valley Draft Horse Associations' Spring Plow. I did not take enough B&W film, so I ended up shooting two rolls of color as well. I kinda like some of the color stuff, so I have decided to start marketing my color images as inexpensive digital reproductions. $15.00 for a signed 8 1/2 x 11. If you are interested in any of the color stuff that I have shown on this blog so far, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am going down to the New Jersey Equine Artist's Assns' reception for the Art of The Horse exhibition on Sunday. It is at the Somerset Art Association in Bedminster, New Jersey. I am very excited to see my work installed next to such other wonderful pieces of equine art. The show opened last week and will run through the 24th of June. They accepted "L" and "From Above, #1". The weekend after is the vendor style Equine Art Show at HITS in Saugerties, New York. I am looking forward to that whole weekend. Last year was total dud for sales but I got some great shots. The whole From Above series was shot that weekend. And it is great to spend the two days with other artists. We all walked around with our cameras. There was even one point where we were all watching one jumping class. Four of us had situated ourselves near one jump and we would gab until a horse approached the jump, then we would all pick up our cameras, take the shot and then put them down and resume talking. That same weekend 3 of my pieces will be out in Sacramento, California at the Equine Art Exhibition that is a part of the Western States Horse Expo. So, it will be a busy first part of June for my artwork.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
The thing that gets me, is that I had no idea that the NJEAA show was such a big deal. I just enter whatever shows come along that sound interesting. If they take photography, which the don't always, then I enter them. Many of the artists in the EAG (Equine Art Guild) see this show as something to strive for. Gee, if I had known, I might have been too intimidated to enter. They accepted two of my pieces, "From Above, #1" and "L". Both of these are also rather abstract, non-traditional pieces. I am so thrilled that they were accepted. I'll have to let everyone know how the opening goes. I hear that it is in a very "Chi Chi" neighborhood.
The last bit of news, I don't know if I have mentioned. The Chisholm Gallery of Pine Plains, New York will now be carrying a selection of my work. I hope that the relationship with the gallery is a positive one for us all!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
In the mean time, I have just gotten back from a vacation cruise in Hawaii. Wow. The place is not what I had expected. Where you anticipate this lush tropical place. What is in reality, quite desolate on a large part of the newer more volcanically active Islands. Here is a typical shot of some of that....
And this shot is of the amazing Waimea Canyon on Kauai...
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
It is hard to get the full feeling of these, as the scale is very important to with them. The muzzle is nearly life-sized. I love the texture in these which is really apparent in the large size.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Well the new year has started and I am well under-way toward a busy year already. I was contacted by the ART HORSE MAGAZINE, a relatively new bi-annual publication fro equine art collectors. They will be using one of my images to illustrate a fictional piece in the upcoming issue. Nice exposure for me. I will also be the featured artist for February at the Judges choice, a internet based equine related site. Lots of shows and competitions to prepare for in the coming months.
I did spend yesterday in the darkroom and printed an image I am very happy with. It is one that I did of my friend Sarah Foster's horse BooBoo. It is an extreme crop of the original image. It measure 9 1/4" x 9 1/2" on 11x14" paper. It was shot on a snowy day and that gave me great light and texture. I think this one my be entered into a couple of shows. I have to keep you all updated on that. But here is the image...