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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Carol Rockwell – The Stand Off - Honorable Mention

The Stand Off


Carol Rockwell – The Stand Off


This work caught my attention because of its unusual cropped composition, and then the more I explored it the more I liked it. I like the unusual subject matter, the elevated perspective (as if you are seated in the stands at a rodeo). I really like the hats in the bottom left, and the shadow of the bull in the dirt, the details in the rodeo clown’s face and gestures. The viewer can feel the stop in the action with both the rodeo clown and the bull anticipating each other’s next move. Really lovely little watercolor - a 21st century take on a “western” subject matter.  Artist has a very distinct personal style.


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