Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cowboy Up by Kay Wyne

Cowboy Up
Contemporary Oil Painting
24" x 24" on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting was inspired from a photograph that I took of my nephew, Casey...taken about three months ago. He was getting ready to ride in a competition, and my camera caught him putting his chaps on. He need alot of help because they were very tight, and had to have two people working on those chaps. The rodeo arena was in the background, but I wanted it to be abstract and only a suggestion of the fence and the ground. I used oil sticks and oil paints with my wide brushes. I had alot of fun with this painting, and I might start a cowboy series.

This is my first post on this blog, Some Texas Artist Like to Paint
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  1. Because we're beginning with a Texas theme, we'll be able to keep up with your cowboy series. I've always thought square formats are a bit challenging; this is well done. Kay, I do like that you left the background open to interpretation, wonderful.

  2. I like that his head is bent forward and you see just a portion of his chin and lots of that fantastic hat! Wonderful that you caught him in that pose! Well done!!

  3. Terrific action in this! I thoroughly enjoy your cowboy paintings and this one is a beauty.

  4. Texas cowboys, what a great beginning for our new blog. Well done, Casey is a great figure study.

  5. Very nice, Kay. The contrast and detail of the shirt is eye-catching, and the free-form background lends drama and action to the entire piece.