.I answered the phone several weeks back to find myself talking with a prominent art gallery owner.
"I'd like to talk to you about being permanent in the gallery".
That sounded promising, and the next words out of his mouth were "I'd like you to paint something large".
"I'm working on a 30"x40" right now" I answered.
"No, I mean something like six foot by seven foot" were the next words out of his mouth......leading to
my recent project, which if you follow my blogs you have seen a video of the blank canvas being delivered.
I know what six foot is, seven foot, and imagined what this meant. Sounded like a great fun thing to do,
folks let me tell you, when the canvas arrived I was wondering if they had made a mistake, and made them
too large! But no, they are right on the money! Thank you to John of www.giantcanvascompany.com, a San Diego local custom canvas company, for making these canvas special. This is going to be an epic project and
I am very, very excited about it!
More to come on this project, but meanwhile, here is the painting I had been working on when the phone call
oil on canvas
Currently Untitled, if you have a suggestion feel free to comment with it!
This is a Black Baldy youngster, the reference photo was taken by me in Ramona, California,
at one of my favorite ranches. I had to paint this, I love the look in the eyes and
the posture of this individual, it really caught my eye. There is a lot more color
in this original oil than you can see in the photo, as usual the photo doesn't do the artwork justice.
(A secret known especially by buyers of my work, who consistently tell me the
artwork looks even better in person.)