Pencil Study for "Back Forty" - Framed

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Pencil Study for "Back Forty" - Framed


Pencil on paper. Framed & matted to 20" x 17" (51 cm x 43 cm).

  • Metal frame with black brushed  aluminum finish.
  • Dry mounted on acid free foam core backing board
  • Acid free black mat
  • Non-glare Acrylite®
  • Will be signed by the artist.

This is the final preliminary pencil outline made before starting the pastel painting. While my pastel paintings are created from these final outlines, often elements may be added, eliminated or changed in the finished work.

Original pastel painting of "Back Forty" is sold.
Click here for giclée prints of "Back Forty".

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I think the biggest evolution here from pencil to pastel was giving him the beard and a touch of salt and pepper. Which also inspired the name, showing off his back and looking like he’s in his forties. Of course back forty is a term often used in reference to a parcel of land on a ranch.
— Michael