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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still Life in a Bunkhouse

18" x24"
Oil on Masonite
In the 1800's, a cowboy's bunk was his private corner of the world.
The fellow who slept here was the prosperous owner of a rifle, a shotgun,and a brand new hat.


This was a "do over" of a painting I'd done about a year before this one. The original was done from a black and white photo. Here I've changed the lighting a great deal from the original, and was surprised how much it actually improved the composition, even though placement of the contents was changed very little.  Go figure.

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