Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time to Brand

More ideas from all my photos I took when I went out to the 'Powell' Ranch to watch them brand.
They are not kin to us, but very good friends.  They were very generous to let us ( 2 friends were there too) tramp around in their way, (probably scaring their horses ) and take all the pictures we wanted to take! It was so much fun to watch them work. They have a system, and it worked so smooth. I was excited that they roped the calves and threw them, what a blast!
This is  done on 140 lb hot press paper, and is available.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Brand'n


I got to go take pictures while our neighbor branded and I loved it! Western art is my favorite!
That is why I started painting...to do western art, then I realized just how hard it really is to make it believable, so I ventured off onto other things. I don't think I could ever do the cowboys, cowgirls, horses, etc. justice but I love to try. 
The young man  had no idea how excited I got when I saw he had on a white shirt! That is what watercolorists look for!

This is done on 300 lb Hot Press Arches Paper, with transparent watercolors.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

West Texas Watercolor Society Spring Show

This month the West Texas Watercolor Society show will hang in the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock,TX. Ellie won an Honorable Mention. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Contemporary Fine Art International Art Challenge

The challenge for April was flowers, and I entered my woven sunflowers.  They won 3rd place. There were a lot of beautiful flowers. Congratulations to the other winners!
......http://www.cfai.co/art-challenge-april-2013-flower-power/
 

More Confetti Flowers

I am still filling the sketchbook with the flowers. I have sold 4 of them. I decided why not!  I love the paper and so what if its in a book...