Monday, November 10, 2008

River Tracker

SOLD to a Texas Collector
6 X 8 Color Study on gessoed masonite $115

Includes shipping and insurance in US.
Overseas shipping extra

Mike and I spent most of Friday and all day Saturday at an staging for artists and photographers. A local artist, Doug Prine, has built an old timey western town near Nemo, Texas, and once a year he invites artists and photographers and assorted models with props and livestock to get together and "stage" photos. Most of the models are in authentically accurate period clothing from the 19th century. In addition to the old town background and models, he has available ponds, a creek with fall colored trees, a stagecoach, old vehicles, cattle and horses.
I took a total of 8.5 GIG of photos. After spending all afternoon yesterday cataloging them, I came up with at least 10 good painting ideas and 10 times as many images like the one above that can be used in various scenes or settings all unique to me and my camera's angles.
This particular model and his horse was one of my favorite. Both were very cooperative and natural in their movements and attitudes. You'll be seeing them in severl more compositions in the future. I like to quickly paint the small parts of a painting first before I construct the larger one in greater detail. The little paintings I will continue to offer here and on the Daily Painters website. The large ones, however, will probably go to galleries. I will try to show them to you first, though.
Psalm 37:38
But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off


Artoutwest said...

Deb-This is wonderful! I love it

Heather said...

Debbie, i love these newest paintings...they look great!!