This is one of the paintings that I started when Scott was here. I worked on it for about two hours on location. It's a complex scene, so that was only enough time to get the drawing and a rough block in of the color and value relationships. I added Don Rosario later from a photo I shot while we were painting. Rosario has been riding a horse most of his life and you can tell from his walk. I tried to catch that little detail about him in the painting. Back in the studio I had time to make little adjustments to refine the composition and color.
"Casa de Don Rosario", 14x18" oil, Frank Gardner © 2009
$1,300. Framed. Available at Windrush Gallery, Sedona, AZ
Hi Frank!...As always...dynamic design elements...rich colour...painterly brushwork...yet wonderful detail and "real people" in your figure work!
Always a great treat to visit your site...as I do often!
This is really a fantastic composition, the forground cactus beautifully contrasted against the eyecatching middleground.
Thanks so much Bruce, Don and Mans.
I am very sorry that it took so long to acknowledge your comments. They are very appreciated none the less.
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