For years, one of my favorite artists has been the great Western artist, Frederic Remington. The sense of harshness and excitement that he put into his artwork has always been inspiring to me. The expressions, the action, and the beauty of his work really captures the feel of the Old West. He drew, etched and painted horses beautifully, as well as Native Americans, cowboys, and soldiers. His works tell stories, and his night scenes really captured the feel of darkness and moonlight.
In trying to continue practicing my painting, I decided to try and copy one of my favorites of his work, titled “The End of the Day”. His beautiful original can be seen here. I love the snow, the bitter cold look of the blizzard, but most of all, I love that yellow glow coming from the house. I love how there’s the promise of a cozy cabin after the horses have been tended to. Isn’t it lovely?
So here is what I came up with in my version. The angles are a little different, and the horses are a little on the small side, but I enjoyed trying to capture the bitter cold and that wonderful glow from the cabin. This was an interesting challenge.
Since this is a copy of another artist’s work, I will not title it differently. It is still Remington’s composition, and I painted it strictly as a practice piece.
– 8×10 inch mounted canvas
– Basics brand acrylic paint
– I used various brushes for this, flats, brights, and round brushes. For the snow, I used a Chinese Paint Brush, frayed and dry, dipped in diluted white paint to get the snowy look.
Thank you for looking. 🙂