Contemporary Western Art - Joshua LaRock - FineArtConnoisseur.com
Joshua LaRock, “Oasis,” oil, 17 x 19 in.

View “Joshua LaRock: A Showcase of New Works” at Maxwell Alexander Gallery (Los Angeles). An opening reception will be held December 14.

Joshua LaRock, “Braids,” oil 27 x 21 in.
Joshua LaRock, “Braids,” oil 27 x 21 in.

From the gallery:

Joshua LaRock, a Texas native, is a classically trained artist with deep roots in figurative painting. Influences of old masters such as Bouguereau mixed with the beauty of the Southwest create a truly unique perspective of the West.

Joshua LaRock, “Desert Repose,” oil, 21 x 38 in.
Joshua LaRock, “Desert Repose,” oil, 21 x 38 in.

“I am extremely excited to present my debut series of paintings inspired by the American Southwest,” says LaRock. “Since moving back to Texas, I have become increasingly motivated by the great beauty and many possibilities that the West offers me as an artist. This has been a pleasant rediscovery of my roots, and I feel like I have only just begun to explore the richly varied landscape and diverse humanity of the region where I grew up.”

Joshua LaRock, “On the Road,” oil, 17 x 27 in. (sold)
Joshua LaRock, “On the Road,” oil, 17 x 27 in. (sold)
Joshua LaRock, “Rising Shadows,” oil, 29 x 54 in.
Joshua LaRock, “Rising Shadows,” oil, 29 x 54 in.

Learn more about the exhibition at maxwellalexandergallery.com.

Contemporary artist Joshua LaRock
Contemporary artist Joshua LaRock at FACE

Last month at the 3rd Annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE), Joshua LaRock led a demo on “Painting Distinctive Portraits,” including helpful slides with illustrations showing examples of the “points” in a face, the tilts, shapes, and measurements one can use. He also explained how to adjust your model back into position after a break by comparing the cast shadows on his or her face versus the cast shadows on your painting. Learn more about FACE20, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, here.


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