Today I decided to start a blog. This will be to journal the work on my horse paintings. I currently have two going right now. One is almost done and just needs tightening. It's titled Pinto in the Sun and is 22"x 28". The other one still has a way to go. It's on a canvas 24"x 30" and is a deep 1 1/2" gallery wrap painting. It's titled Pinto Mare. I've decided I really want to work big and that the deeper canvases help in that direction. Not to mention I don't have to mess around with framing, which was the bane of my existence when I was working in oil and soft pastel. Both paintings are acrylic. They are based on the photographic shoot I did in 2004 when I lived in Canon City CO . There was a stable called The Paint Factory in Penrose (nearby) that specialized in Pinto or Paint horses. I drove by it every time I went to Colorado Springs and I finally called them to see if I could come photograph their horses. I spent the better part of the afternoon shooting there and came away with a wonderful batch of images to work with. They are still providing me with a lot of inspiration. However I continue to look for more horses to photograph. It's a little tougher in Salt Lake City. More about that later.