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Roger Evans
10-20-2007, 05:52 PM
I've been posting only on the acrylics forum and did not know this forum even existed until I got the WC Newsletter. I started painting again last summer after about 25 years away from the canvas. We moved to Utopia, Texas (about an hour and a half west of San Antonio) and I'm now living my dream of doing nothing but western art using all the local citizenry of Utopia as my models. Hoping to open a gallery at some point but here are the meager 7 paintings I've managed to churn out over the last year.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_top.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_southfrio.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_roundup.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_pathfinder.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_leather.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_coffee.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_canyon.jpg

You can see larger versions on my gallery at

http://www.rogerevans.tv

Not a lot to show but my internet business keeps me pretty busy. Nice to be in group that appreciates western art. I'll try to post more.....

Bye, ya'll....

Roger

alfredart
10-20-2007, 11:44 PM
Hey Roger, I remember seeing your work over there. Nice, very nice. You're use of color is fantastic as I remember. Paintings are very strong and I really love your use of light. Very well done indeed.

Peace,
AL

Roger Evans
10-21-2007, 11:09 AM
Hi, Al!

Thanks for the kind words. Your stuff looks just terrific, as well. I finally figured out this is a relatively new forum. Lot's of people stepping up and saying hello for the first time.

Roger

Hoss_Lass
10-21-2007, 12:08 PM
Wow, these paintings really capture a moment in time! Very impressive! I too have started an art career after an abscence of 20 or so years, and I too hope to be a full time artist too one day, except I'd like to live further out west US (don't get me wrong, I love Texas, just my personal compass is pointing me out west! :D ). Your work is inspiring, thank you for sharing!

karenelkan
10-22-2007, 05:09 PM
Beautiful work!! I'm loving this forum!

judithdagostino
10-22-2007, 11:14 PM
The gun painting is my favorite. I love the composition and you have great skill!
Juith

Trilby
10-22-2007, 11:51 PM
these may be small in number but they sure are large in quality and spirit.
TJ

Roger Evans
10-23-2007, 07:42 AM
Thanks everyone! I wish I had more time to paint. On the other hand, being self employeed, I'm sorta glad my business keeps me too busy to paint! Choices, choices.....

Roger

sassybird
10-23-2007, 12:50 PM
Roger, these are fantastic paintings. Your realism is wonderful. I have seen characters like this most of my life as I grew up in Texas also. I"ll be moving back there in the next few years hopefully in the hill country around Marble Falls.

knippes
10-24-2007, 08:50 AM
Hi Roger. I think that all of these paintings are wonderful, but I particularly like the black and white ones. Great job!!
--Kym

objectivistartist
10-24-2007, 10:46 AM
Good to see you over here, Roger.... wondered when you'd make an appearance... your work, as always, is terrific...:thumbsup:

Soul Expressions
10-25-2007, 04:39 PM
Your work is just amazing. I cannot believe you took that much time off! Don't stop again, you are too good. I hear that too much. My mother has a similar story. I have only been painting four years and am afraid to ever put the brush down for that very reason. I look forward to seeing more of your work. I am fairly new to Wet Canvas and this Forum too. Take care and happy painting, Lucy.

Roger Evans
10-27-2007, 08:00 AM
Your work is just amazing. I cannot believe you took that much time off! .....

Thanks! I stopped painting long ago for a variety of reasons. I got busy with life and my job, etc. But mainly, I simply did not enjoy painting. I had been taught to paint in the classic style of "working the entire canvas", where you work a bit here and there, ostensibly to keep balance and harmony across the canvas in terms of composition and value, etc. However, I was probably the poster child for A.D.D. so the perpetual state of unfinishedness made it just maddening. It was impossible for me to stay focused because it seemed like nothing was happening and, long before the painting would look interesting, I would just get frustrated and stop. It was not "fun" and I think that painting should be fun, shouldn't it?

So fast forward 25 years. Now, I just paint as I damned well please. I use Photoshop to create a composite of my photographic elements before hand, which means that I can work out most of the value and composition issues before ever applying paint to canvas. Then I just paint! I choose an area that interests me and I work it to completion, confident that the rest will look okay because I've already done my value and composition prep before starting the painting process. Moist importantly, I get a certain amount of "completion euphoria" after I finish a section of the painting and that inspires me to continue. This works much better for me, and my attention deficit disorder is kept in check. ;)

Here's a link to a WIP I did on one painting about this time last year:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378970

Some here have already seen this from the Acrylics Forum but, as this is a new forum, there might be some members that would find the step-by-step interesting if they haven't seen it.....

Later,

Roger

Diane Cutter
10-27-2007, 10:37 AM
Welcome to the forum, Roger... Your work is wonderfully crisp and detailed, a joy to behold. I'll be on the lookout for more of your work!

Diane

Soul Expressions
10-28-2007, 07:01 PM
Wow, I have Photoshop but apparently need to learn a whole lot more to do that. It would be very helpful to me as most of my paintings are composites of 2 to 5 different other photos. It is often a challenge piecing it together to be what I want. Thanks for sharing.

Roger Evans
10-28-2007, 07:28 PM
Wow, I have Photoshop but apparently need to learn a whole lot more to do that. It would be very helpful to me as most of my paintings are composites of 2 to 5 different other photos. It is often a challenge piecing it together to be what I want. Thanks for sharing.

You're quite welcome! Again, I've seen your work and I don't think you are suffering sans-photoshop. You seem to do just fine. I, on the other hand, can't live without it. I've considered doing a workshop on it but, like so many things, time is a major constraint. In the amount of time it would take to do the workshop, I could probably do another painting and desparately need to do some more before we open our tiny gallery. :(

Roger

gundy
11-01-2007, 07:23 PM
I've been posting only on the acrylics forum and did not know this forum even existed until I got the WC Newsletter. I started painting again last summer after about 25 years away from the canvas. We moved to Utopia, Texas (about an hour and a half west of San Antonio) and I'm now living my dream of doing nothing but western art using all the local citizenry of Utopia as my models. Hoping to open a gallery at some point but here are the meager 7 paintings I've managed to churn out over the last year.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_top.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_southfrio.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_roundup.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_pathfinder.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_leather.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_coffee.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2007/89662-wc_canyon.jpg

You can see larger versions on my gallery at

http://www.rogerevans.tv

Not a lot to show but my internet business keeps me pretty busy. Nice to be in group that appreciates western art. I'll try to post more.....

Bye, ya'll....

RogerNice use of colors and I love your texture on the rock formations. Great work.:clap:

bobsart
11-06-2007, 05:49 PM
Now that's what I call Utopia! Nothing to do but paint........bob

Roger Evans
11-14-2007, 07:58 AM
Now that's what I call Utopia! Nothing to do but paint........bob

I wish!

My internet business keeps me waaaay too busy but I'm not gonna complain. Gotta eat! However, I am hoping to get to a point where I can spend at least half a day painting each day and the other half tendin' to bidness. Seven paintings in a year is not a very efficient way to populate a gallery. I think I'll also be doing some smaller landscapes, just to have some more affodable pieces on the wall. Most of my paintings are quite large, about 3x5 feet, so they're going to be expensive and a lot of people might just want something smaller (and cheaper!) for the dining room wall. But, in the meantime, I"m supposed to honor my wife's Christmas request and do a portrait of our 9 year old daughter. This I will do in my copious spare time, of course.:eek:

Roger

alaskan rose
11-14-2007, 09:52 AM
Welcome, Roger, Love your B&W ones especially, hope you get more time to paint. That's my problem as well. :wave: