Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Chaotic Cowboy - original acrylic figurative painting by Connie Chadwell

Before you decide that I've 'lost it', this post is in keeping with the Daily Painters Gallery theme day for June, "All Cracked Up".

I did this acrylic painting on an acid-free foam board that I gessoed and made into a box that is 26 x 14 x 3". This endeavor resulted from a course I took at Texas Tech University's Junction campus as part of the Masters in Art Education program.

Although I enjoy cubism, I've done very little of it; while this piece may not totally qualify as a cubist work, I really had such fun with this painting.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!


Naquaiya said...

Connie, This is cool. I'd love to see the box. what fun!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Something very intriguing about it, though of course it's not what we think of as a Chadwell. The colors attract me. And all those legs with cowboy boots! It does look like fun.

Connie said...

Hi Naquaiya - I originally learned how to do this so I could make a neat box for a diorama, rather than my usual sloppy one. But this time, I just turned it around and painted on the outside. Thanks for stopping by!

Connie said...

Hi Dale - it is kind of goofy, isn't it? I just got started and couldn't stop - I think I even laughed out loud while I painted. None of the usual struggle that day! Thanks so much for your comment!