Sunday, March 11, 2012

Slave to the Wagon

 While down in Old Tombstone this last fall I got the opportunity to ride a wagon, pulled by two gentle creatures. They were small draft horse. Stood some 16 hands with very large hooves. One of them was very friendly and I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with him, his head in my chest while I scratched his ears. As always I took a few dozen pictures of the horses as well as the wagon. If you have never been to Tombstone I recommend it. Getting back home with a hundred pictures or more I decided to draw a series of Tombstone using sepia pencils, much like charcoal and fun to work with. Here is one I did of the draft horses.  Enjoy, Mac  Presently hanging at the Prescott Trap and Skeet club. This original piece is for sale.   9"x12"

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blue

Just finished this drawing for a client in Tenn. This is Blue. Cute little guy and fun to draw. I think the best part of drawing pet portraits is the reaction of the owners. I received an e-mail shorty after she received the portrait and the joy it brought her was a reward in it's self. Sometimes I sit and just think about what I am doing, were it will take me and what will be my next drawing. It's moments like this that reminds me of how lucky I am. Doing something that is enjoyable and putting smiles on peoples faces. Leaving something behind that says I was here and did this drawing.  Mac