Monday, May 5, 2008

Layer 4

After being in Arkansas all weekend, visiting family, I finally got a chance to work on my painting tonight. Didn't do much with it, just added to the background and another layer on the body. I'm not real sure what I want to do with the background, but I am leaning towards a very abstract look. Right now it is mostly just using up the left over paint, because I don't like to leave it sitting on my palette, that's very wasteful. May as well throw it on the painting, it adds texture at least.
Anyway, as I was saying, I am leaning towards an abstract background and this artist has inspired the idea...

I really love his work. Click on the link and take a look around his gallery if you are interested. He does great western scenes. "Shooter on a paint" being my personal favorite.

Hopefully I'll be able to paint every night this week, so check back soon!


Pony Girl said...

Wow, Stavrowsky's art IS amazing!! But your painting is equally amazing! I love the idea of the abstract background. It allows Rem to really stand out on his own. I would buy your painting or a print of it, for sure! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looking good Jesse! I agree with you "Shooter on a paint" is my favorite. However, I think this painting of Remington is going to blow that away! Watch out Oleg!!!

ranchette said...

Wow - your painting looks great already.