Monday, October 10, 2011

New workshops posted

Well, time to begin thinking about staying indoors and painting! One of my favorite art memories this past year has been in teaching acrylic art workshops. So, I decided to add a bunch more to the calendar starting in December and running once a month into April. So, take a peek at these and share them with friends. There may be one more three day workshop down at Twincreeks in Duncan in February on painting horses - keep posted for more details on that one. It will be worth the journey!

Time to get ready for the Cedar Yellowpoint Christmas Tour!

The Christmas tour is getting close - mark your calendar for November 17-20th for the Cedar Yellowpoint Christmas Tour. If you have not been on the tour before, it is well worth the trip to come out and see the 27 or so artisans who let you into their studio space to watch them work but better yet, to buy their wares! What better way to support local purchasing this Christmas than to do this?

This will be my second year of the tour and the Broody Rooster Guesthouse and Gallery is soon transforming into a Gallery again, after hosting visitors during the summer as a Guesthouse. I am inviting some other local artists to place their items in the Gallery too - but expect to find paintings, cards, santa sacks, stockings, horse calendars, prints, glass art, iron work, canning and more!

Hope to see you there - and tell your friends.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Competitive Trail event - cover shots!

This weekend I took photos at the Sasquatch Scurry Competitive Trail Ride in Courtenay, home of John and Karen Eigler. Their site was just beautiful and the fall colors with their hay field created a great backdrop for photos of the riders. I have ridden in CTR for years but seldom do we have a photographer in place, and even when we do, there are seldom good action shots. So my goal was to get great action shots of riders with their horses doing what they love to do the most - TROT or LOPE through hay fields. Well done ride managers and riders.

For more images of the weekend - see my website.