Monthly Archives: October 2010

Red Indian

Red Indian, oil and gold leaf on linen, 30 x 40

And now for something completely different. This is the 3rd in a series of paintings using the logo of the Indian motorcycle. I was inspired by a red gas tank with gold lettering.

I like the contrast between the bright contemporary background and the more traditional and subdued colors of the American Indian figure.


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Cowboy’s Sweetheart

Cowboy’s Sweetheart, oil on linen, 20 x 30

This painting was inspired by an old cowboy movie. The sepia color is reminiscent of old photographs.

Cowboy’s Sweetheart will be in an upcoming issue of Western Art Collectors Magazine


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Cowboy’s Sweetheart – Work in progress

Cowboy’s Sweetheart, Work in progress
I had a few folks asked me to post images of my work in progress so here it it.

First, I draw the image on tracing paper the size of the canvas. Then, with carbon paper, I transfer the image to the canvas.

I start my paintings in different ways, depending on the subject and the colors. In this case I’m starting with a monochromatic (raw umber and white)underpainting. This is the results of 1 day’s work


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