Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Painting a pink cowboy

 Pink Cowboy
16 x 16 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2011

My background today was a deep pink.  I
covered the canvas and headed out to see my
art group hoping the model tonight would
be someone I could paint on pink.  The model
is a handsome young man, who was posing with
a big cowboy hat on his knee.  I immediately
thought pink cowboy.  His expression was
serious, and I as I painted, I imagined his
story.  "Maybe he's in a bar, or working
the rodeo circuit," I thought.

Our model had his own ideas, and brought
his own music -- something I've never witnessed
before in our group.  It wasn't bar music, but
it was quite unique, and I loved painting him in
what felt like an envelope of sight and sound
that he was creating.

Voila the portrait for today.

Have an enjoying-your-happy-day day.


Liza Hirst said...

This is a really good portrait, Barbara! I like the spontaneity of the brushwork and the bits of pink showing through. All the best, Liza

Linda Popple said...

I'm from Texas and I have to say that only you could paint a pink cowboy and pull it off!! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

this worked really well Barbara, it's strong and confidant. super! you are really good.

cohen labelle said...

Well I've heard about pink ladies and now I'm looking at a pink cowboy!
First off - he sure is cute and you're a dang good artist, Barbara!!!! the best!!!
love, Marcia

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