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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cowboy~Fluid Acrylic on Watercolor Canvas

"Cowboy"~ 20" x 16"Acrylic on watercolor canvas~Copyright 2009 & Beyond~Kasie Sallee

~~Here is the final version of the cowboy commission I had mentioned before. It took a bit of time because I wanted the final result to be exactly what my client had envisioned in his mind. I had an old, grainy black and white photo to work with and the story of a man who was a tough-as-nails true cowboy. The man was my client's uncle and I felt honored to be asked to help preserve a bit of family history.
~~I decided to go with a dark, sepia toned palette instead of simple black and white because I felt that the brown tones would add life to the piece. This was a challenging change of pace for someone who is used to painting the soft-toned skin of children! Even after I thought I was finished I ended up adding several more dark layers to the skin to add a "rough" texture. I was afraid of having it look too rough but my client said, "Oh no! You can't get too much texture because he had skin like leather."
~~So here is the final piece and for fun I thought I'd also post the reference photo.


Misti said...

Oh, wow! That is fabulous! You did an wonderful job on it. Did you decide to enter it into the competition you were talking about awhile back?

Anonymous said...

Awesome work, Kasie! Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!
Karen Goltry

Carol said...

Awesome, The sepia was was a great idea!

Rose Welty said...

Looks good Kasie, I'm sure he got what he wanted.

Valerie Jones said...

Amazing work, Kasie!! Congratulations!

Jo Castillo said...

This is just wonderful. I love it.

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Angela said...

Oh, I have been anxiously waiting for this picture to be posted!! I love the sepia tones! I think it really enhances the picture without distracting from the time period! You did an amazing job! It looks like an exact copy of the original!! You really caught the feeling in it too! I can almost hear the cattle lowing! :-) I'm sure your client was trilled!! Thanks for sharing!!

Angela Sorrell said...

Hey, did you end up entering it in the "Southwest Art's Emerging Artist competition"? If so, how soon will you hear something or do you have to wait until the September issue?
Angela S.

Kriscinda said...

Awesome job, Kasie!! looks great in sepia

Sunny said...

That's AMAZING!! Love it so much. You're truly inspiring, and thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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