Monday, September 7, 2009

"Casa de Don Rosario"

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


Marian Fortunati said...

Beautifully done!!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Marian!!!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Frank!...As always...dynamic design colour...painterly brushwork...yet wonderful detail and "real people" in your figure work!
Always a great treat to visit your I do often!

Don Gray said...


Måns Sjöberg said...

This is really a fantastic composition, the forground cactus beautifully contrasted against the eyecatching middleground.

Frank Gardner said...

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.