Saturday, January 23, 2010

Little Lone Ranger

This is a painting that I started more than a year ago, of a ranch where we paint in Wyoming. It's a beautiful place and on this day, the clouds were rolling over us, creating killer shadow patterns.
I quit painting on it because I was bored with it; it's 16x20, so I'd invested a lot in it but the scene wasn't enough.
Then, the other night, got the idea of putting a pathway down the mid-ground and placing a figure on it, to add a narrative element to it and a focal point.
The fellow on the path is a little cowboy in red, white and blue. He's on his way home for supper.
I'll tell you how he knew it was suppertime in another painting, coming soon to a blog near you.

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