06/26/2020 Headed for Home has been accepted by the Colorado Watercolor Society for the July exhibition, A Splash of Colorado at the Gunnison Arts Center. The show opens Friday July 3rd with a reception and presentation of awards. Judge, Cindy Brabec-King will give a talk about the show. A Splash of Colorado will rain through the end of July. Please contact the Art Center for current hours of operation and more information about the show. (970) 641-4029
05/16/2020 Headed for Home is a story about partnership. The skies have turned dark. A lone cowboy and his equine partner work in tandem to bring home the herd. I encountered this scene several years ago, grabbing a quick photo as I intended to paint it one day.
This is the week I revisited this inspiration. For this large studio painting, I began with a detailed study in graphite to work out the composition. Note how the perspective, as well as the placement of the bovine forms draw your eye into the painting and your imagination into the story. I took my time to develop the forms, as well as setting the atmosphere. Drawing is 11″x15″ in graphite.
Originally, I thought I would paint this composition as a “quarter-sheet” watercolor. After the drawing was complete, I realized it needed to be much larger to do justice to the subject and the setting. I doubled the size of the drawing, blocking in the basic forms on a “half-sheet” Arches 140# watercolor paper. I worked on it in three settings, as the focus to paint it required rest periods.
Headed for Home, watercolor painting on 140# Arches mould-made paper, matted and backed with foam core. Shipped in an archival crystal bag, this painting is ready for your 28″ x 21″ frame upon arrival. Art collectors: all paint, paper, and framing materials used to create this painting are of archival quality. Accepting major credit cards or PayPal. $600 (Shipping included in price.)
Headed for Home, graphite drawing, 11″x15″ is offered on 75# archival paper, shipped matted with foam core backing in a crystal bag, and ready for your 16″x20″ frame, $100. (Shipping included in price.)
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