Thursday, September 16, 2010
Riding the Circuit
I don't know how many layers there are! I do know that under his red shirt is a white and black shirt!
It is done on an 8"x16" canvas, mainly because it was handy, so I cropped the back side off and just put the cowboy and the horse, and I think the message is there.
There is a Texas map behind him, and the rest is torn pages from magazines, using gloss medium. There is a little acrylic paint on it, i painted the paper for the scarf because I couldn't find any bright turquoise like I wanted. The horse color came from pictures from a cowboy magazine. Horse pictures just torn up and stuck on. There are be some boots here and there. There is a pair of boots on his nose. And of course if you are from Texas you know about the big belt buckles that they win at the rodeos. I already have another one in mind.
One of the draw backs to this kind of art is the mess you make finding the paper, cutting and tearing it up. I have it all in one small box! If and when I can get to another one, I need to gather some paper first, instead of hunting as I work. I will have to fix myself a 'paper palette'