Thursday, May 13, 2010
The buckaroo heritage show will be here before I know it, so I've started getting some new pieces ready. I finished Pan of the Spokane Tribe since my last posting and this morning I put the finishing touches on a pastel ("Bruce's Best Buckaroo and Team") for the Winnemucca show. Hope you enjoy both.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I am finally getting back to a normal routine.
The above image is my painting of Pan, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington. Pan now resides in Reno and modeled for the Reno Portrait Society yesterday. Pan was a great model but I found it difficult not to get caught up in the many accouterments of his garments and focus on the facial features. I don't normally finish the portraits from the weekly sessions but I couldn't resist completing this one. I took some photos for that purpose. This painting is on a sheet of canvas 20 X 16 and, if I'm satisfied when it is complete, I will probably mount it to a panel.
Last week was spent at the first annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music gathering. The event organizers included a juried art show and they provided space for artists to display their work. I feel fortunate to have been selected as one of the artists invited. As with most first time shows, there were wrinkles, but the show was a success. I received notification yesterday that 2 of the 4 mustang paintings I submitted to the Wildhorse Show in Wyoming were selected for inclusion in the show by the jury and I'm now looking forward to a short family trip.