"Little Cowboy"

This 13" x 22" pastel on Canson MiTienes paper was started a couple of years ago as a companion piece to the following pastel portrait.  It is one of the many Skelton grandchildren.  I've been using this piece as a demonstration piece while teaching a pastel portrait unit to my second year students and decided it was about time to finish.

I took a number of photos of the Skelton/Mayer clan waiting for the annual Pioneer Day parade.  I thought they looked so cute dressed up in their western wear.  I did eliminate the candy sacks they were holding and substituted reins and ropes.

This is the first pastel I did which is now owned by the family living in Dallas.  I just loved his expression.


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