Sunday, January 18, 2009
"Big Red" 9" x 12" oil
Big Red (my name for him) lives on a working
farm in Stonewall, Texas a few miles east of
Fredericksburg. I say working farm when it is
actually a living museum where the family
occupying the farm live life as it was found
on a typical Texas homestead at the turn of
They wear period dress, have no running water,
raise their own farm animals and vegetables. It
is a great place to paint and collect photo reference.
I have four to five paintings still to do from
Big Red struts his stuff around the barnyard
with an attitude. It is obvious after watching for
over an hour as I painted that he rules the roost.