Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bullrider - figurative oil rodeo painting

This is the painted version of my earlier Bullrider Sketch - maybe not exactly the same, but close.  Can you imagine actually doing this - riding a bull, I mean.  Those huge, ferocious animals - it's frightening enough even to watch!  There are so many exciting events at rodeos and there are also ranch rodeos, which demonstrate the skills of the American cowboy - click here to learn more.  This painting was done with a fairly wide bright bristle brush on 8 x 8" panel - thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

John Simlett said...

Ride 'im Cowboy!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful action Connie! I always wanted to go to a Rodeo... Never made it...lol someday!!!

Jane said...

Wow what a fantastic painting, you got all the movement and energy ! Really does look frightening !

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Jane - thank you! Happy to hear it shows energy - and yes, bulls are so big and frightening!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Hilda and thank you - don't know if they have rodeos up your way - I lived for many years in Northern VA and never heard of any around there - so maybe you should take a trip to Texas and we'll go to a rodeo. Yee Ha!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hey John - glad to see you here! I don't know of much that's more scary than being on top of a bull - don't know how they stay on.