Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Study for "The Real Deal"

8 x 8 oil - canvas mounted on masonite
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Heres a subject near to my heart.  Women on the ranch.
I want to do a series on this subject, to give an honest portrayal of the western cowgirl.  As I have said, they are rarely pretty and model thin, like the rodeo queens you see in many calendars and coffee table books.  They are tough and stout and work harder than most men.  They fix tractors, train horses, build barns, mend fences, plow fields, cook for an army of field hands and doctor anything that moves.  All before noon!!! (Just kidding!)
They really ARE amazing!
Update on "Highland Dreams"

Good news!!!  I have been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Exhibition at Devin Galleries in Coeur d'Alene.  This is my first acceptance into an OPA show since being juried in as a member four years ago.  I'm SO excited!!!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 22, 2008

    Today I saw your name in a comment to Susan Carlin blog, and I said to my self, 'Hey, who's going around using my name?' So I checked out your blog and I am blown away by your work. It is gorgeous. I love the outlines. I love your portraits, so strong! I love the way you painted the water in the duck painting. If I lived near you, I'd be begging, 'can I just come over and watch you paint?' Please count me as a new fan.