Currently on the easel...

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.