Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cowtown Boots

4 comments:

Douglas Hoover said...

Tom, your brush strokes on this one are awesome. It's vibrant! And your painted desert sunset painting just captures the feeling of what I think the deseert would feel like. You are brush-master!

Sheila said...

Wow... I agree with Douglas. Very Manly brushstrokes! I like the contrasts you are always giving us with your images and techniques.

Tom Pohlman said...

Doug & Sheila- Did I mention that I actually painted this with my moustache! No lie!! :>) ha ha

You guys are very kind (thank you). You are making me think about my process- why some turn out like this and why others go somewhere else. To be honest, I usually don't exactly know where Im going when I start a painting- but at some point during the process, something intuitive happens and I just go with it. I have done paintings that are so thick with impasto brush strokes, that dust collects on the ridges, while others are totally smooth. One of the beauties of just getting started is that you are not boxed into doing anything one particular way. Happy painting to both of you. -T

Sheila said...

No hat tipping necessary Tom. Medical Illustration almost always requires a BA or a Masters to get any work. I was just a beat cop when I learned this from the FBI who had a lady from ....I'm trying to remember. Arizona? New Mexico? You know one of those dry states where skeleton remains are more likely than in more other moderate climates. You would laugh at how easy the process I do. You could totally do it. Classes are usually only 2 or 3 weeks for the basic stuff. One week if you just want to learn the drawing not the clay way.