Friday, July 10, 2009

More of my work for Ford Times

The Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

A more graphic approach was used in this rendition of the Kentucky Dam.

Another stylistic interpretation of Kentucky Lake.

This double spread painting was done for Ford Truck Times. I did work for Lincoln Mercury Times as well. These paintings were all done between advertising assignments.

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A painting of a rodeo in Carson City, Nevada.

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This is a photograph that I took from a lookout tower in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The art director of Ford Times, Arthur Lougee, wanted me to do a painting using the photo as a guide. I tried and tried, but just couldn't make it work, so he decided to use the photo for the cover.

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A cover painting for Ford Times, it's a view of Jackson, Wyoming.


Bandito said...

Super stuff Harry. Strong composition and lovely colours.A question please if you have the time;Did you have any specific approach to composition and design? So much of your work seems to rest on a strong visual structure. Thanks.

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Bandito,
Thanks for your comments and for checking out my blog. I have always been very interested in design in general and also worked for many years as a graphic designer. This interest, no doubt, carries through in my paintings where I consciously or unconsciously strive for strong design in my compositions. All of my abstract paintings and much of my digital work are really pure design and color. Even in my sculpture I strive for strong design.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Harry. I am a doctoral student at the U of MN and am currently writing about the Ford Times in my dissertation. Would you be willing to talk to me about your work with the magazine? My email is boli0028 at umn dot com. Thank you. - Rebecca

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Rebecca,
I would be more than pleased to talk to you about my Ford Times work. I tried E-mailing you but it did not go through, not sure if the second E-mail went through. Let me know. My E-mail address is

Rebecca said...

Sorry - my fault! My email is boli0028 at umn dot edu. I just sent you an email. I'm looking forward to chatting with you about the Ford Times.