Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Studio Shop, Cowboys, and Card Reflections

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The Studio Shop
Burlingame, CA

18" x 24"
oil on linen

detail Cowboys

Cowboys is still one of my favorite paintings. The cowboys pop apart in the middle so you can switch around their legs and they swivel at the waist. This was the first painting that I did an entire block floor. As I painted it I would keep counting the blocks. After a while I had to stop counting and enjoyed their wonderful wood grain and colors. During the set up the cowboy on the left kept falling off his horse. I was getting frustrated, but then looked at it, really looked at him falling side ways. I painted this during the big financial upheaval and the problems the auto industry was having. Him falling over was how I felt then. Will we stay afloat, will we stay on our horse. I grew up riding. If you fell off, you just got back on again and kept riding. I decided to leave the cowboy falling over as a reminder: If we fall, get back up and keep riding.

Card Reflections
16" x 12"
oil on linen

detail of Card Reflection


  1. It was so nice to meet you at the Salon International. Beautiful work!!

  2. It was so nice to meet you too! Was such a great weekend of art and meeting wonderful people.