Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fair Warning?

16 X 20 Oil on Canvas
SOLD to a Dallas Collector from Dutch Art Gallery

I painted this image as a small painting first, and I am beginning to believe that I do my best work in that manner. I added the cactus and hiding snake to give a reason for the horse doing his spooky, jumping thing. The mountain man image came from the Rendezvous Pageant at Pinedale, Wyoming and I have several more plans to use him.
I have been busy painting larger paintings recently because I have an ad coming out in the American Art Collector Magazine next month. I also participated in a small local show this weekend, and sold one of my big paintings that I WAS hoping to sell after the ad. Being low on large-painting-inventory is a GOOD thing!
I plan to paint a couple more little ones today - Ron's cows were up close to the house yesterday evening and one big old momma cow has a HUGE baby still nursing on her - talk about a chick that needs to leave the nest! I couldn't resist taking their picture.
Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

3 comments:

rick nilson said...

Debbie,

Nobody paints better than you. These animals are humbling.

PAT MEYER -- said...

Like the way you used his tail to point you right into the center of interest. The red of the horse gives it a nice warm glow. Great movement.

Debbie said...

Thanks, so much, Rick and Pat. I did enjoy painting this one a lot. Action shots are so hard to get or plan in advance. I have taken to hanging out at rodeos and re-enactments. I'm too old to be a groupie, but sometimes I feel like one!