Jon McLaughlin is an Artist and Illustrator in Alamogordo, NM. He is also a Firefighter when he's not doing creative things. His website may be found at jonmclaughlin.com
The next is a portrait of a friend's Grandfather who had recently passed. I worked from a photo, but rearranged the composition to be a little more dramatic.
The last one here is actually the cover of (my Dad) John McLaughlin's western novel, "Our Time in the Sun". I had a lot of fun painting this one, as I am deeply influenced my literature in my work. I read the entire book, and we talked about what he wanted out of the artwork - which was a lot, actually. He was very particular about the way the gun and holster would look, the way he held the reins, the color of the horse, and of course, the badge. We finally got all the details worked out, and I think the painting turned out really nice.
Hope you like them!
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