Monday, September 6, 2010


stage one - 22x30 oil End of the Trail
I do work in series - they're just spaced far apart!    I've had this composition in my head since last fall.   And it's the third or fourth one in this series.   I used several photos to group these cowboys.  No preliminary sketch - just drawing on the canvas.   The scene is a cattle drive north of Taos where  - cattle were brought down from summer in the mountains to the lower pastures - a two day job.  These cowboys were taking a rest as the cattle went straight for the stock pond.     I'll show you the photo and finished version soon.....

phase two

mid stage - when the paint goes on in this stage it gets fun.

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