Monday, January 17, 2011
5 x 8 oil on canvas panel nfs
Ok...I'm going to be in so much trouble with
this post! I rarely do figure painting. The last
one I did was of my oldest son, Mike, in his Superman
T-Shirt. I promised my daughter-in-law that the
next one would be of my youngest son, Mark
And I really wanted to! But when Angela Elledge
posted that the theme for this month's challenge
on her site, "Some Texas Artists Like To Paint" was
"Cowboy Up", I immediately knew the photo reference
I had to use. I'm sorry, Alisha, but I didn't have any photos
of Mark in a cowboy hat and boots! I looked through all of
my photos hoping to find one I could adapt of Mark but knew
this one of Mike was perfect for the challenge.
My Dad always wore his cowboy hat and boots. Mike idolized
his Grandpa and as soon as he could talk he started demanding his
own hat and boots. This photo was taken when he was around
2 years old and it's one of my all-time favorites of him.
Mark, I promise, I'll do 2 paintings of you to make up for the imbalance!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 7:00 PM