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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cowboys on the Beach: Only in Texas

Rodeo Surfin'
11x14, oil on panel
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The great portrait artist Chris Saper is an idol of mine and I used her color theory for these boys. The challenge was their widely varied skin tones and I really wanted to describe them (and their difference) well. If you could see the painting in person -- it truly glows. I was honored to have a valued collector visit the studio this week and bring friends and commissions - Yippee!

10 comments:

Linda Popple said...

This is really a painting that captures the beach in a fun way! You did a wonderful job in their skin tones and figure gestures. The reflections are good, too. I love it and wish I could see it in person.

Chris said...

very nice-like the light on the surfer's backs and shoulder-water looks wetttttt

Stephen Parker said...

Great job, Mitzi. Both the figures and the reflections in the water are excellent. And big, too! Very nice.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Mitzi, MY FIRST TIME ON YOUR BLOG AND YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER. LOVE YOUR WORK AND YOUR BREEZY COMMENTARY.

dacoop said...

Wonderful gestures here Mitzy, great job!

Art with Liz said...

Really beautiful work!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love these beach cowboys. Great painting!

Pam Holnback said...

Love the colors, values, but mostly the subject! Seems so funny to see cowboys on th beach!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautifully painted. Great brushwork and color juxtaposition.

Angela Elledge said...

And how did I miss these fellas; outstanding!! Congratulations on the commissions!