Friday, February 17, 2012

Charcoal Drawings - High Brow Jackson Series

Here are a few Charcoal drawings I did of the High Brow Jackson over the last few weeks. They are both on about 9x9 drawing paper.

Gouache Study - High Brow Jackson

This is a gouache study from a photograph of High Brow Jackson that was in (but did not sell) the 2011 Futurity Sales 2YO sale. It is a 5x7 on watercolor paper which was started in pencil. I drew and painted this horse from a perspective a bit higher than the photograph was taken so had to make some adjustments, and had to come back and rework some passages to make it work better.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Highbrow Jackson

This is one of my Starbucks series drawings. It was done first in pencil on black paper and then follwed with oil pastel. The subject is Highbrow Jackson from a photo taken during the 2011 Futurity 2YO Sales. I expect to see him as a finalist in the Futurity next year. I recently went to a preview at the Dallas Auction Gallery and saw many great cowboy paintings (others too). A painting of a cowboy stopping and turning his horse as a steer ran by caught my eye. It was done by Otis Dozier in 1976. I was thinking of the that painting when I drew this.