Painting the Charro Saddle

I have studied opainting charro 1il painting for most of my life, far longer than I have been sculpting.

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  1. Sue Brasel says:

    Details mean so much! I didn’t realize that lighting makes such a difference! You put into words the things to look for! I’ve really got to train myself to be more detail oriented. As Dr. Lew said last night, get out of your comfort zone, and do what you aren’t used to doing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kathy Danke says:

    All I can say Darwin is, FANTASTIC, I think I can speak for everyone, “We’ll see you as the best of the best always in the future and our hope would to be half as good as you”. Great job!

  3. Greg Childs says:

    I am very much a rooky in this business , but I have looked at and studied a lot of art pieces and I have got to say that I have never seen anything as perfect and beautiful as your saddle. I am amazed at how real every part of it looks. I don’t know if I have enough time left in my life to ever get as good as you are , and I am only 46 years old. I hope you don’t mind, but I am setting my goal to do everything I can to get that good !!! Thanks for all the inspiration and sharing your photos so that the rest of us have great goals to reach for. Keep up the great work and I hope to meet you someday. Greg Childs West Valley , Ut.

  4. Roderick Earl Hoffman says:

    Thank you for sharing your painting techniques. You are truly an amazingly gifted artist. Congratulations on your finished project. It is magnificent!!! Your patience and persistence are truly an inspiration! Just curious, hope I am not out of line, what will a project like this bring in the high end market?
    Roderick Earl Hoffman

  5. Connie Spicer says:

    Just beautiful, Darwin. A truly gracious piece that exemplifies western “pleasure”. Whoever takes it home will likely understand this. I’ll be looking forward to your next masterpiece!

    Best regards,


  6. Beatifull work!!!! I would like to post a picture of your saddle sculpt here:

    Luis M

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