Sunday, January 24, 2010

Time Slips Away~~~

I was going to put up a pic of the finished "Round Up" painting but time slipped away from me. I had to finish a new website project before leaving town tomorrow for 4 I'll post that, since I think it came out pretty cool :)

Click here if you want to take a look at the website.

I need to get packed, and have a million other things to do before I leave in the morning, I'll post a pic of my finished painting Friday :O)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Round Up" - Progress

There's just a few small things I need to adjust on this painting. I'm bothered by the repetitive brushstrokes within the sagebrush, I think it is competing with the horse & rider, then there's a lack of depth in the distant background, and I need to work on the shape of the riders hands. Nice critique hugh? LOL

It seems the longer I look at this the more I pick it apart, anyone else do that with thier work?

9 x 12
oil on linen panel

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Round Up" A Peek

There are several working ranches in our area and I was fortunate to get a few pictures of a round up from one of the family members. The mood created by the kicked up dust on the atmosphere is fascinating  - I'm hoping to capture the calm movement and stay loose with my brushwork, as I tend to get caught up in details.

Here's a sneak peek :O)