Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This piece is progressing slowly but it's coming along. Getting the details is important, but hard. I need to be true to my impressionistic style... but you can't fool horse people and they will know immediately if an artist doesn't know the subject!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Goodness! Look who's popped in to join us! You know I just can't keep the barnyard out of my studio. This piece is in progress, and it's about 4" x 6", mixed media...hand painted paper, gel pens, crayons, markers, and whatever strikes my fancy at any given moment.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Here is the new one just started. It is on heavy watercolor paper, gessoed and painted with red acrylic. I am using oil pastel again. Polo is so popular here in Aiken, and, as of last count, there are forty eight public and private polo fields in the area. Stay tuned to see this one evolve.
Monday, June 15, 2009
The Trot Out is just about finished. Did I leave anything out? Should I take out, or put in, anything? This will go to the photographer tomorrow and then to the framer. As with the painting before, you get a discount for watching the blog and the price to you is $500. The website price will be $700. On to the next one!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Here's the next step in this painting. I hope to have the colors jump out at you when it's finished, and that you can tell that the man and horse have their feet in the air. When the shadows are put down, that will help. But patience, patience. That comes later. I'm afraid this snapshot doesn't show the current, true colors.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I've started this painting on illustration board primed with turquoise acrylic. It's about 14" x 14", and it is inspired by watching the horses at a driving competition being trotted out in front of the judges and veterinarians for a soundness check before the rigors of the competition begin. I'm laying in the base colors and these paintings are always a surprise to me, so we'll see where it goes.
Friday, June 12, 2009
It's finished! It's name is "Love Among Friends" and please let me know if you see something that needs correcting. This one is approximately 16" x 19" and the price to you all is $850, plus framing and shipping, before it goes onto the website and the general public for $1150. So, off to the photographer it goes. I wish you could see it in the flesh...it's much nicer than in this snapshot.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Hi, everyone. This piece is getting close to being finished. I have had a lot of fun painting this, especially the expressions. The green on the bottom has to rest a little as the oil pastel in that particular color is very soft and needs to firm up before I can lay anything on top and have it stay. And, guess what? The whiskers and details can finally be added...the best part! Love and trust know no boundaries with these friends.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The layers have to rest a bit so I can add more without smudging. The whiskers are hard to resist painting in, but I have to be patient and do them last to make sure that the colors under them will be permanent.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Belle is most likely finished. There is a little surprise in the painting...can you find it? It will go to the photographer tomorrow, then framed, and sent to Belle to put on the wall of her crate to relax her into napping.