I participated in the Quick Draw at the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame Dinner this year. So, what is a Quick Draw anyways? Well, artists have a set amount of time to create a finished piece of art that is then auctioned off. This particulate Quick Draw, we had 90 minutes and could have a drawing done ahead of time.
I've been working on "drawing" with light washes of watercolor with my liner brush, so I didn't have a drawing done before hand. Instead, I just dove in head first ...
I used a photo I took of Electra, Drum Horse filly, and a bouquet of flowers as my reference photos. This is my first time going for something really "girly." I know that there were lots of cowboys there, but I was thinking about their girlfriends, wives, daughters, and such for this one.
Here are some photos I took during the time I had in the Quick Draw to create "Spring Filly."
When it came to auction my painting, I was in for a surprise. The bidding brought my painting up more than the one I did last year. There seemed to be two to three people interested in it.
And when it was all over, I went up to the table and asked who won. And I found out that it was this old, bow-legged cowboy. So I was thinking he got it for his girl as a gift. Nope. He said that he was going to hang it in his house. I even got a photo with him because he just has so much character!
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