Sunday, March 22, 2015
Heading In is a 24" by 30" oil painting on panel.
I met John Shinkle, a modern-day Wyoming rancher, at a gallery where I worked. He was such a nice man; he invited me to his ranch so I could photograph some subject matter. John, his horse Skeezix, and his dog, Frosty, were such a good team! This is one of my personal favorite Wyoming paintings I did from that time. This is my favorite painting from when I lived in Laramie. This painting, as well as the the three or four others I painted of John all sold to private collectors. I gave one to him as a thank you for being my model.
Bisbee Window Textures is a 24" by 30" prismacolor pencil drawing.
Another piece where I used myself as a model. The textures of the old wood contrasted with the dark window glass reflecting the houses behind interested me.
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Alice's Window is a 24" by 30" oil painting on panel.
Alice's Window is the first reflection study I did. It is an oil on panel and is a self-portrait looking into an antique store window. The bedroom setting included a mirror; so I worked the angle to include a reflection in the mirror as well as in the window glass. I liked the patterns of the Buckhorn Bar reflection from across the street. I like including figures in my work when they seem to fit, and I am always a convenient model.
I find the fragmentation and overlapping of images in reflections really interesting. The naturally-occurring abstractions of reality pique my curiosity.