Been busy in the studio but without painting production - yet. I like this part of the creative process and it fulfills that part of me that wants to create. Using several photographs, I have compiled this image as a painting. It is printed out as a poster the same size as the 12x16 panel in black and white. Next, sketching. The photo editing is a little messy, but you get the idea. Also have set up and photographed a few still life projects that I may intersperse with the barrel racing one, some 8x10 and at least one 12x16, just to give myself a break from the more challenging barrel racer. I feel the planning stage of paintings is the most important step to hopefully not run into issues during the painting process.
On the drawing board.
This will be a 12x16. Thank you all who commented on this setup and your suggestions in a previous post.
This will be an 8x10.
This will be an 8x10
This will also be an 8x10. I had actually photographed this one some time ago and the image has kind of grown on me.