Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Art Review - "Sundown" by John Moyers

For this week's #MuseumTourTuesday, here is one of my favorite paintings from the "Sons of Charlie Russell: Cowboy Artists of America" exhibit at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

Artist John Moyers nails design and color in this piece. The graphic pattern of the blanket creates an interesting contrast with the organic nature of the horse and landscape below, yet the two areas are connected by their movement in and out of the sunlight. Notice how the colors in the top area of the painting all shift toward a warmer temperature, enhancing the sense of the setting sun, while the lower half of the horse and the landscape fade together into cooler colors.

There are many more great paintings in this show, which runs through September 5th.

"Sundown" • John Moyers • Oil on Canvas • 40" x 40" • 1999

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts

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