Saturday, January 12, 2013

30 in 30, #11

9 x 12
oil on canvas, $95
"30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge entry number 11. Another cowboy fits right into this ranch theme! Here are some of the other entries for the day.


  1. This cowboy looks like it? I like the position and angle of this dude. Keep on painting.......I woke up this morning and thought it should be over, but we are only on day 12!!!!!

  2. I don't know Jim but I think this cowboy looks like William Shatner! LOL Well painted, my friend.

  3. Hi Ann, I'm really enjoying watching the evolution of your cowboy theme, especially the close-ups of these rugged guys. I love the warm light and the shadow cast by their hats. You've really captured personalities and a depth of a life experience and burdens I can't even imagine. The paintings of cattle show a freedom in your strokes like you weren't trying to depict reality but movement and light. They succeed. I don't know why we struggle with freedom in our painting—I do think we were not only taught to color within the lines but to never cross a line. As satisfying as it is to make a bold stroke, a few seconds later, I want to make it "nice" and "behave." :) But that's not all of it. I'm so driven to break out that I haven't sincerely put in the time to learn the craft of it, like I can make some miraculous leap without the discipline. I applaud you in your search as we both plod along . . . good work!!!