Yesterday I took the day to go to the Denver Stock show. I was especially excited to watch and gather reference photos at the AQHA Ranch Horse championships... a competition that emulates more real working type events than most other horse shows events. I missed the reining portion unfortunately but got to watch trail class, ranch riding and cutting. Lighting in those buildings is pretty poor so I had to shoot high ISO and while not superb from a photography standpoint I gathered many usable reference photos for my artwork. You can expect more horses soon!
Here are a few pictures, but as I said the light makes them not too great. I'd love to photogrpah an event like this outdoors.
I also visited the Coors Western Art Show. I am trying to get into this event again next year, so keep your fingers crossed for me. This show always has outstanding western art and a good number of sales (about 70% were sold). Gold frames seem to be "in". For some reason I just have never really liked gold frames... but may give them a try just because they seem so darn popular.
Here is the update on my cougar... hope to have an update on the graphite horse soon too, but what can I say I love scratching more than pencil these days!