I am a painter working in pastels, with some oils, and acrylics. I sketch in pen and ink. As an artist my original paintings are influenced from living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and travels throughout much of Canada and all our fifty States.
This is my spot for posting paintings and sketches, to muse mostly about art, life and a little about UT Baseball.
I sketched at the Austin Pow Wow. Not much, I would rather watch. My trusty Micron 03 was leaky so I sketched with a Pilot ballpoint pen. The Pilot works well. It usually doesn't make blobs like regular old ballpoints.
Number 9, something sketched in XX minutes or less. Some 30 seconds to a minute gesture sketches at the Pow Wow.
Number 10, something in mixed media including watercolor - this was Pilot Pen with watercolor to start with and I added some black sharpie and some red pen marker strokes to brighten it up.
Number 11, something on your iPad Pro with the pencil -- don't have that yet, so used my old iPad and my fingers in Brushes. An old fashioned fly swatter and a new battery operated fly swatter.
Number 12, abstract - sort of a cheat, I sketched a dancer from memory instead of live. I was really doodling and thought it might work. Could be all dancers? I see lots of different things when I rotate it.
And some photos:
The Grand Entry
Presenting the colors.
Tiny Tots with judges to left. All of the little ones get a prize. The winners are announced at the end at night, so we didn't get to see the winners.
Tiny Tots again. I like the fancy dancer in turquoise and black on the left.
An extra dance with the older, uh, senior ladies. (And Jennie's shoes for fun)
More senior ladies.
Teen fancy dancers!! Fancy dancers get the most attention like the bull riders in a rodeo. They have the fanciest costumes.
At some point, everyone dances, even the audience.
Teams lining up for judges.
The end of the team contest with one of the bands to the left.
Only a few in some of the categories. We hadn't been for a few years. It seems like there are fewer dancers. It is a lot of work for one day.
Some of the guys.
It is hard to capture the movement without all blurs from far away.
Teens as I recall.
A couple of times we went to the Pow Wow, we stayed all day. Fun to see all the categories and dancers. First there is the Grand Entry and presenting of the colors. The morning starts with the Tiny Tots and goes through the age brackets. They have a dinner break and another Grand Entry in the evening. It can run overtime when they have a tie and have to have a dance off. The night is exciting with the experienced dancers and the results for the day. They have many vendors and lots of food, too.
*** *** ***** *** ***
As one of the last hired hand cowboys, my dad would have loved this video news story. What a cowboy.
I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar)
"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." --