Friday, December 03, 2010
Art for the Holidays
I also once again am privileged to have been included in their annual Equine Artists "Inspired Gifts" article.
This image is just one of several recent works that I have made available for purchase on mugs, cards and prints at my gallery website. Check them out for holiday gift giving or if you just want to treat yourself. I have revamped my gifts section and added several new image offerings with a mind to gift giving. Special requests are also available. If there is something you have been hoping to find, drop me a line, I might have it in my archives consisting of 10's of thousands of images. Orders can be accepted until December 14th to arrive in time for Christmas.
I also have this cover image available printed on aluminum metal plate, with a float mount for hanging. Really pretty! Contact me directly if you would like to purchase this artwork on metal. I have one in my possession that can be sent right out.
Editorial Work My photos of some of our Pacific Northwest horses and riders appeared in the December issue of Practical Horseman. They illustrated the article "Time for a Change" discussing the new USEF dressage tests. Those with sharp eyes will be able to see my photo credit on the first page for the images throughout the article. It was nice to have such good examples to submit for this article. If you don't subscribe, pick it up at your local tack shop. And speaking of Practical Horseman, one of my images will grace the cover of the January 2011 edition. See if you can recognize who it is!
Bringing Light to the Dark
Due to the rainy gray weather, and in the spirit of bringing light into our darkest days, I have been doing some indoor portraiture lately with the aid of some basic lighting. As a huge fan of natural light, I have long shied away from flash and studio lighting. Oh so scary! But I am finally having some fun with creating my own light and breaking lots of basic lighting rules along the way. These images are part of some experimental sessions. Just seeing what can be done, especially with black horses. I am hoping to get back to my Elder Horse Project soon, rain or shine.
On the right is Marla Eden's Audi taken at Narnia Farms. We photographed on a gray day combining available outdoor light with a hand held light that I had brought. The idea was to set the horse against a dark background and "pop" her out with outside light.
Below on the left is Jessica Rattner's Partouche taken recently at Devonwood on a very chilly day in the high 20's with snow on the ground so we darkened the barn and I used some new lighting that I had brought as our primary light. This is a much warmer light, belying the fact that it was sooo chilly!
I want to thank Stacie Burgess for being my lovely lighting assistant on these sessions. A big help! Best wishes to all for a happy warm and safe holiday season.
I hope you enjoy my new holiday gift giving galleries.