Thursday, October 29, 2009

Longhorn


36"x36" oil/canvas



This is a new studio piece. I painted it over my big silos painting. It never had the feel of the plein air small version so it's gone. Sort of. I'm seeing more and more of these impressive longhorns around and find them incredibly interesting. I have a bunch of material to work with and will do more. I'm most impressed with the heaviness these beasts appear to have. That's what I tried to get. Alot of weight. I used both knife and brush on this big one.

2 comments:

loriann said...

Love that thin line at the top of the square. That juxtaposed to the active neutral of the distant landscape makes the longhorn stand out. Nice.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann. Yeah, I fiddled and fiddled with all that. Felt like this worked the best. I wanted only attention on the steer but the eye still needs to move.