I'm still in the beginning stages these two western pieces. I shot the reference photos this past summer at the Elizabeth Stampede.
The first is a pick up rider chasing a bronco who has successfully "lost" his rider. And the second is a bronco who is also riderless and showing off his power and beauty.
The second piece has no background yet because I am planning to add a silver leaf foil into the negative space once the paint is dry. After that I will probably glaze in some details.