may, 2022

28may10:00 am4:30 pmCowboy Creations: Demonstration and Talk with C. Michael Dudash

Event Details

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Live Painting Demonstration: Narrative Western Painting

Dudash will demonstrate and discuss the various approaches and painting techniques he uses to create his narrative western paintings. He will teach how to create a successful painting through dynamic design by prioritizing the position of the subjects and elements, effectively posing figures and animals, how to use color and value, making proper landscape choices, and adding “atmosphere and dust” to give a work of art an emotional lift.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Talk by C. Michael Dudash, “Illustrations’ Influence on Western Art”

A member of Cowboy Artists of America since 2016, C. Michael Dudash trained in the fine arts before working in classic illustration and gaining a prestigious and national reputation. In 2002, he left his illustration work behind and became a full-time painter in the fine art world. Hundreds of collectors and corporations have his paintings in their permanent collections, as well as The Booth Museum, the James Western Art Museum and the Briscoe. Included in museum general admission.

Dudash will share illustration examples from the late 1800s to the year 2000 that have influenced Western Art’s biggest names and trends throughout the last 150 years. Understanding this subject will enhance one’s appreciation and enjoyment of the contemporary Western art being created today


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W Market St

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