Yippie - Yi - Yo - did this in 1999 when I was painting in watercolor. Saw this in the local Phoenix Sunday newspaper - contacted the newspaper and since the photo was taken by a staff photographer I bought for $10, the rights to the photo for artistic purposes.
We thought this was lost in our moving around the past few years but low and behold I found it the other day in a big box in the back of my studio storage closet.
15 x 22 on 140 LB acid free Cold Press paper
This was an actual cattle drive that took place through the city of Phoenix which made front page news.
My attempt was to use wet fluid color in a loose manner without regard to realism. I was a maverick back then too!!!! I've always painted on the theory that "LESS IS MORE!!!"
18 x 24 on acid free heavy linen paper - Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - 2 1/2 inch brush and my trusty palette knife. Dunes and grasses along the East coastline are certainly a beautiful sight regardless of the season.
18 x 24 - heavy weight acid free linen paper - professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - 2 1/2 inch brush and palette knife - done alla prima in a loose painterly style in a quick manner with deliberate strokes of the brush and the knife.
Hope you enjoyed a trip to the Southwest once again - I sure did!!
11 x 14 - acid free heavy linen paper - Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - alla prima - done in a loose painterly style - 2 1/2 inch brush and palette knife. First I throw in the sky and throw some sky color down onto the desert floor this helps to unify the painting.
11 x 14 - acid free heavy linen paper - Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - alla prima - 2 1/2 inch brush and palette knife. First I throw in the sky and ocean and then with no predetermined plan I just let the painting develop itself
The Southwest has many canyons some are hiked with frequency and some are found only by a lucky few. The deeper you go into the canyon lands the more rewarding is your experience. 11 x 14 - acid free heavy linen paper - Chroma Interactive professional acrylics - done in a loose painterly style and a love for the land of the Southwest. During monsoon season the canyon lands can get very green and lots of wild flowers.
Been doing some real quick paintings in a loose painterly style spending the least amount of time I can do. This is an exercise I do in order to loosen my style. I use my 2 1/2 inch brush and palette knife both of which spread paint quickly and loosely.
11 x 14 - acid free heavy linen paper - alla prima - Chroma Interactive professional acrylics done in a painterly style in .20 minutes.
Some people equate time spent to price - a very unscientific thought process. In order to do this painting in 20 minutes - every painting technique and process I've learned and developed over the past 20 years is employed in the creation of this piece - it is to what extreme these techniques and processes are applied that determines the price.
I pretty much price by the size and complexity of a painting. This painting is not at all overly complex, rather straight forward and no specialized techniques. Its selling price would be $85 with an acid free backer - unmatted - unframed. Shipping cost are additional.