Thursday, March 29, 2012

Western Art Collector

My editorial in Western Art Collector
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year and things as usual have been really busy. First, I just had an editorial in the April Issue of Western art Collector, not that this kept me busy but I was pretty excited about it. In the first weekend of this month I participated in the Texas Masters Show at the Insight Gallery In Fredericksburg. I just had a show open last Saturday at Artspace 111 in Fort Worth. I did a sculpture demo for a few hours and it went really well. April 7th I am part of a group show at the Southwest Gallery with the Outdoor Painters Society. April 21st I have a show at David Dike's in Dallas.
My work in progress of a horse.
There are several plain air outings coming up and as usual I am working on several sculptures. The one I plan on finishing next is the horse shown above. I started it last Friday . Right now I am just sort of blocking it in. It will be an Arabian when it is done. I have been going out to the Benbrook stable sketching and taking photographs. Now I need to take the sculpture out there and work on it in front of the horses to really capture the anatomy
Some of my roses.
 One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to work in my yard and as I work in it I always see things that I'd like to paint and never have the time. The rains have been perfect this year and my roses and iris are really blooming well. The wildflowers are also really great this year especially the bluebonnets and I haven't even been out to photograph them. I'm really going to have to get busy and take advantage of the great spring weather we have had. There is no telling how hot it will be this summer or even in the late spring.

One of my rose bushes that I got from my grandmother's garden.

Plants along my back fence.


  1. Congratulations on your article, Doug! Your horse looks great, even at this stage. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

    Good to see you the other day!!

  2. Congrats for the editorial - looks great. Loving the flowers too!

  3. The article is great! Congratulations Doug. I love the horse. You are really doing a great job and I can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Congratulations on your article, Doug! and I wish you the best with the show! You've been so busy lately...Love your WIP Horse..excellent piece.

  5. Impressive Doug. I will try and pick up a copy! Congrats!

  6. Wow! How did I miss this. Very cool Doug. It looks great, sir! Congrats & I'm happy for you.