Cowboy in Red

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The cowboy is dressed in a red shirt. The shadows are made of Cadmium Red Deep + a bit of Alizarin Crimson. Pure Cadmium Red Light is used for the highlights which glow against the muted blue-green trees in the background.

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The sunlight illuminates the upper part of the cowboy’s chaps. His leg, below the knee, remains in shadow. A few strokes of Ultramarine Blue are made along the inside edge of the chaps, this helps make the leg appear round.

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The sunbeam also highlights the upper neck and head of the cowboy’s mount. The rest of the horse’s body is made dark so it will fall back behind the splashing water, foal and mare. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can click on any of the images to see them larger.

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The Bay throws his head up in the air to avoid the spray of the water. Seeing the white of his eye you can tell he’s not a happy boy!

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This feisty fella has a lot of Brio. His rider has definitely grown up in the saddle and is totally in control of the spirited Bay! Big Hugs,

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4 Responses to “Cowboy in Red”

  1. Says:

    Miki, This is great!! Darrell >

  2. rpillai2012 Says:

    Hi Mikki, Your horses look phenomenal!

  3. Wendi Vann Johnson Says:

    Love this one, beautiful!!!!

  4. mjspringett Says:

    i love this mikki, great work

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