Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Andrew Tift's "Laughing Cowboy"

Andrew Tift's painting, "Laughing Cowboy" stood out to me because of its exquisite detail and coloring. He seems to capture his subject in his paintings so well that it almost looks like a photograph. I enjoyed this painting because of how rich the coloring was and how life-like it seemed. Most of Tift's works are portraits and he paints a wide variety of people, all in different scenarios. Tift was able to capture every wrinkle and line in the "Laughing Cowboy" and even emphasized his straggly teeth, which I thought was humorous. He seems to really capture the essence of a person and I believe this painting is a great representation of the work that Tift does.

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