The rodeo arena was decorated with several huge American flags, which dwarfed the cowboys sitting below them. With all those stripes, I thought it would be a good piece for Carol Marine’s Stripe Challenge over on Daily Paintworks.
I’m enjoying painting on these cheerful yellow backgrounds. In this case, my reference photo was taken near sunset, so the yellow gave it a warm glow.
Lesley Spanos is an artist specializing in acrylic and oil paintings of people, animals, and carnivals. Her current series, State Fair USA, is a tribute to American agricultural fairs. Lesley resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.