Spring is here and so comes the nice warm days of relaxing after spending a few hours on your horse. Was relaxing on the deck with a big cup of iced coffee and was inspired to do this painting of my own boots. Title of this is "Dem's m'boots". 11x15 on Arches 140 cp.
There was something so very striking about this pose, a photo from Rene Groom at a team roping event. She does not know who it is but was captivated by the setting and lighting on him. I couldn't resist.. the light is what I was drawn to as well as the subject himself. He was so focused and so handsome.... just had to give it a go... I have since readjusted the shadows on his forehead. The color seems off on the skintone but the actual painting I am really pleased with.... looks absolutely dynamic with a black core beveled mat. This is approximately 15x22 on Arches 140 cp.