Another long day, more tired and sore, and more to be done. Backup, you know? Enjoy:
SIDE SADDLE / ESCARAMUSA / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed
Griping, but loving it.
Skirmish (Escaramuza) / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches
This rendering of the high speed, precision performance of the side-saddle riding women of the Escaramuza that is the finale of every Mexican Charreada, or rodeo, is based on this small pen and ink sketch.
If you emailed a bid between July 31 and August 13, and received no confirmation of your bid, you may have been the winner. Thea realized just today that the link for bidding was broken. I tried several times to repair the link, but had no luck, so I removed it. To re-enter your bid, just copy firstname.lastname@example.org and paste it into the “to” field in an email, make “bid” the subject, and be sure to include the name of the painting and your bid in the body of the email. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Watercolor / 6 x 8 Inches.
Escaramusa (Skirmish), is an important part of the mexican rodeo, or Charreada. Young women, dressed in colorful, flowing costumes, riding side-saddle, perform thrilling precision drill team maneuvers.
Currently, I'm wrestling with just how I want to continue this blog. As you may know by now, I have really loved and thoroughly enjoyed the daily 6 x 6 inch paintings. And the recent Confections have really been a blast. But I am missing the chance to do more of these full-fledged watercolors. I would occasionlly like to work larger, too.
So. here's my thinking at the moment. I'm thinking I will switch from the current format of always doing the same size and the same begining bid, or, as has been the case with the Confections, one price fits all, regardless of size or complexity, to a more varied approach. One that fits not only my love of varied sibjects and styles, but differing sizes and mediums, as well.
I will be offering everything from tiny sketches to full sheet watercolors, to both smaller and larger oils, and just about everything in between. I hope it will be more entertaining than confusing, and that you will all continue to follow along.
By the way, I hope to be traveling again, soon, and will try to make my verbal input more interesting as my adventures unfold.
I hope you will all help me with this, because I would love to hear your thoughts. I appreciate each and every comment, as well as your bids! Please, don't be shy, join in. Let's make this blog as interesting as it can be, together.