Friday, February 3, 2012

Heading Out

12"x16" acrylic on masonite

Last fall my family and I watched a horse show at the Danada Fall Festival in Wheaton, IL. A portion of the show was of about a dozen cowboys shooting targets on horseback. It was an amazing show and I was fortunate enough to get some great reference photos. Ever since, I have wanted to do a painting and I have finally gotten around to it. I really enjoyed painting the clothing and all the highlights. I also had fun making up the background and using my imagination a bit. I am very pleased with the results.

Below are a few close ups of the cowboy and the horse...






6 comments:

  1. Wow Brad you should very pleased with the results! What a beautiful painting. The clothes of the cowboy look so real and the muscles of the horse also! Great great painting!

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  2. That's awesome Brad! The colors are especially rich and vibrant. The cowboy looks a bit like you I think! I like the Stella painting below too!

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  3. Okay, Brad! This is so amazing and beautifully painted. I love the sheen on the horse and the folds of the material on the cowboy!! Wonderful details.!

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