Saturday, April 25, 2009

"A Place To Ride" ©

Tonight I am painting at an event called "Art At Hart", Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in a quick draw. It is quick, 45 min. to paint a painting and 15 min. to frame and sign. Usually I paint from life or at least a study and digital images to support the view. Tonight I have to paint on the fly, so I took the big painting (which is coming along nicely) off the easel and painted this little painting as a possible idea for the evening. The idea I had in my head was paint a scene that would be a nice "Place To Ride".

Oil on Linen panel, 9" X 12"


Tina Chong said...

A friend has done this. You can pre-tone the background in advance, to speed things up. She took a finished painting along, and sold it and the quick draw painting at the event. So take a finished painting!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Oh I wish I had read this earlier Tina. Some of the artists did have finished work and it helped show the guests where their quick draw was headed. Next year, I'll do a better job and I am looking forward to it. Thanks for the suggestion.

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