Equine and Cattle Art by Diana Miskell News http://dianamiskell.com The latest news from Equine and Cattle Art by Diana Miskell. en-us Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:33:36 CDT Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:33:36 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Art in Atenas - Second Show <div>The Atenas Painters Association is holding its second show this weekend at Hotel Colinas del Sol, Calle Boqueron, Atenas, Costa Rica.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hours: Saturday, August 27, 2-7pm. Sunday, August 28, 2-5pm.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This show is being held in memory of Gordon Balter, our friend and neighbor who believed there were enough talented artists in Atenas to achieve the goal of Atenas being recognized as the "art capital of Costa Rica" and he formed the Atenas Painters Association two years ago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Last night (Friday, August 26) we held a private art and wine opening reception and, based on the number of people who arrived to mingle, enjoy art and wine, I think we are getting closer to Gordon's vision. There are presently seven artists participating in our group.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>People started arriving at 4pm and a steady stream of visitors came to the show until closing time at 8pm. We were delighted to see many Costa Ricans supporting us.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A good number of art works were purchased last night, including my "Tranquilo". "Tranquilo" has found a new home at a cattle ranch near us - the perfect place for it because the ranch has brahman cattle.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Here's to you Gordon - thank you.&nbsp;</div> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:08:27 CDT 2016 - A New Year Another year has passed so fast and here we are in a brand new year. Although I haven't posted many of my new paintings here, I plan to do so very soon. I have three new paintings to post - a pig, a goat and a young calf. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:10:23 CST "Tranquilo" "Tranquilo" is finished at last. I will let it sit for a couple of weeks and then varnish it. This gallery wrapped canvas has sides that are two inches deep so I carried over the grasses, sky, cow and tree leaves around to the sides. On one side, I painted a cattle egret. Here in Costa Rica they follow cattle and horses around in the fields and feast on the insects that fly up from the animals' hooves. Price does not include shipping outside of Costa Rica. Photo reference: Gloria Navarro McDermott. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:04:55 CDT Progress of a Painting I've decided to photograph the different stages of a painting I have just started. You can follow it here: http://www.dianasmostaricablog.blogspot.com Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:04:29 CST Painting of "D.o.g." I just finished this painting of "D.o.g.", our next door neighbor's beautiful Border Collie. D.o.g. is typical of her breed - very smart and very active. My reference photo was taken by her owner and, of course, I had the real dog to observe any time I wanted! She is holding in her mouth a toy we gave her. I wanted to capture the inherent intelligence of this dog and also her expression when she wants to play just one more round of "try and get this toy away from me". Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:39:50 CST