Thursday, September 16, 2010

Riding the Circuit

'Riding the Circuit'
Well call me crazy! I saw some work by a collage artist, Derek Gores, and loved what he did (Look him up online) so I wanted to try it! It is somewhat addictive. I spent many days trying to get this like I wanted it. I probably could have painted two or three paintings in the time it took!
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'

8 comments:

Keri said...

I love this! I can't wait to see it in person!

Anonymous said...

OK..I'm very impressed w/ this woman.............OH MY WORD>...better than that dudes....no jokin'

Nancy Standlee said...

Suzy, this is a great first effort. I can't wait to see more.

Kay Smith said...

Love this creativity in you coming out! Need to do more...wish you'd enter this one in the October Midland show.

Jo Bryan, Artist said...

This is such fun! Like that you used all the western magazines and words to make him. Nice job!

Jo Bryan, Artist said...

This is such fun! Like that you used all the western magazines and words to make him. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE!!!
Kenley

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that you tried the paper medium. Your cowboy and horse are simply wonderful. I think you have a winner and how much fun. Have a great weekend. w