Saturday, September 12, 2009
20 x 16 Oil on Canvas
I had been wanting to paint this young roper for a while and just couldn't work it in. Michelle's Western Theme for Following the Masters...was just the boost it took! This is my second entry celebrating the west, the first being the old master copy. For my personal challenge with this one, larger brushes, less detailed drawing to start, thicker paint...well...you get the picture! Miles out of my comfort zone! Have been keeping up with Dave Darrow and Susan Carlin on their U-stream broadcasts. They make it look so easy! Anyway...need more days to take it to my usual detailed style...but am pleased and stopping right here. (At least for now). There is more detail in the face than shows, however, since he's "moving"...maybe less is better? The challenge ends Tuesday. Thank's Michelle! Can't wait to see what's next!