My First Oil Portrait

"Weathered Cowboy"
10" x 12" 

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This was my first attempt at an oil portrait and I had a lot of fun. I applied the paint thickly and loose and wanted to give the painting a sketch feel instead of overly rendering the piece. Being one of my first attempts at skin color, I was a little surprised at how much color it took to actually create the skin tones. My mind wanted to just mix a big batch of pink and tan and have it, but I just took my time and really tried to emulate what I was seeing.
This was a ton of fun and I see more in my future. In fact, I've already done a self portrait that I will share soon.


Cow & Calf

"Cow & Calf"
 9 x 12

 My painting "Cow & Calf" is on display at the 28th Texas Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit in Irving, TX.  This is a five state show that is open to many different medias. The opening reception was today and the show runs April 20 thru May 26th.


Faded Glory

"Faded Glory"
11 x 14
This is a plein air painting from a recent roadside excursion. I painted earlier that day and had a poor outing, so I was hesitant to pull over and try another with it so late in the day, but I'm glad I did. This  painting is available at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas as part of Plein Air Southwest Salon.