Small Works Cowboys / by Jason Cytacki

More new Paintings! This is a group of small cowboy portraits for an upcoming show. As I was creating these, I was thinking about them more as drawings with paint than paintings. As such, I treated the panel as if it was a piece of paper, only using as many marks as needed and trying not to overwork things. In addition the white background works to isolate the cowboy from his environment. They've also been a great way of pulling multiple mark making applications together, impasto, dripping, dry brush, pooling, etc. They all measure between 16" x 12" and 20" x 16". Here they are: