Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have been trying to get a descent photograph of this monster Mule Deer Buck for about a week and this morning I succeeded by getting some 20 shots. After watching him and several other bucks that were dwarfed standing nearby I continued on down the road turning off on Brent Creek Road. Turning a bend in the one lane dirt road I jumped a large Black Bear but he[she]was off faster than I could even think to grab my camera. I watched him for several seconds going seemingly straight up through the timber and dissapearing. Boy was he fast. What a great morning. All this and home for breakfast by 7:30 A M
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This was my completed quick-draw Gouache Watercolor Painting
It is the view of the lake from the Dining Room that sits on a rock face looking out over the lake, Arrow and Middle Mountain and several glaciers that can be seen on the horizon. It is a view to die for. The base of the cliff contains numerous Indian Petroglyphs nearly a thousand years old. The ranch has quite a horse program and many were sitting a little gingerly watching the quick-draw as they had just arrived from the saddle into the cabin for my 45 minute painting. What fun we had. The painting after a scrumptious dinner acutioned off for $500.00. I give the ranch half.
Our weather has turned cold again and I was sure wishing for a fire in the cabin we held our event in. At 49 degrees everyone was dressed pretty warm. Snow will be falling in the higher country tonight. Chances of rain snow mix in town. Ahh. Life in the high country.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I had posted this image of my miniature painting. Grand Summer in my painting-a-day blog but have reintered it here as well to announce that it won first place in the miniature category at the National WRVAG Show. Out of about 40 entries I felt pretty good about that.
My Gallery pardner, Tom Lucas, won first place in the Oil Division and that painting also won the purchase award.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I realize it is hard to read from this posting until one clicks on the post and thus enlarging it.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
My river has dropped the last few days and I can now even see underwater my favorite rock for sitting on as I watch river life flow by and happen. By now that is possible but gonna be a while yet this year.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
After a busy 4th and befor the fireworks begin at dark I drove up the hill west and above town to get a look at the hail that had fallen across the Badlands and on NE of Dubois where we heard [later confirmed] that the whole East Fork road system is no more. Quite a cloudburst. Dubois was just on the edge of the storm and I heard from several folks who say hail is still piled up east of Dubois along the hiway 2-3" deep this afternoon.
After a fantastic parade as only a small out of the way little western town can do. Only one horse wreck and fast ending because of a sudden down pour, my pardner, Tom Lucas and I walked across the street for a better look at the bronzes and to get some good pictures of them.
John Phelps bronze. John is best known world wide as the father of Chance Phelps from the recently filmed HBO movie, TAKING CHANCE. An awful way to be remembered. This is a great piece. The cowgirl is actually holding an apple in the one hand behind her back. The bronze is designed in such a way as the public[children]is encouraged to sit on the colt and have their picture taken.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
They got my gallery pardner, Tom Lucas to join in on a number of songs with his harmonica which he is really great on. What fun it was. They are certainly welcome at anything we do.