Sunday, January 10, 2010

One Down, Two to Go

"One Down, Two to Go"

16" x 20" oil on gallery-wrap canvas

I can just see this young man saying "Whew!" as he finishes up preparing his lamb for the local 4-H show. The 4-year-old daughter of a friend actually took the reference photo that I used. I would never have dreamed of cropping the boy's head, but Willow did it and it intrigued me. It's only human nature to immediately look into the eyes, so without them the viewer can focus on the activity instead, which is the subject of the painting. It bends the rules. Thanks, Willow!

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