I don’t seem to have a solid direction with my painting right now, so here is another horse. When I don’t know what I want to do next, it is important that I keep something on the easel. Sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike rarely works. It doesn’t really matter what I’m painting, I just have to keep at it and hopefully some ideas will emerge. Painting a bit of this and a bit of that is my plan for now.
Posts tagged ‘horse’
This scene reminds me of another time on this path, when my daughter’s horse took off at a full gallop until they were out of sight. She managed to do a u-turn and brought him back, still going at full speed. As he turned a sharp corner, she decided it was a good time to let herself fall off, as he was heading for the street. Everything turned out fine – no major injuries and the silly horse got home safely.
Finishing off the year with these three, all for sale on Etsy.
I have really enjoyed painting animals in 2016. The chickens seem to be very popular and are really fun to paint. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so of course I will have to include a few in my art this year.
Happy New Year!
This is Sunny. He’s my daughter’s best friend. I painted this for her as a birthday surprise. If it wasn’t for Isabelle’s love of horses, I don’t think I would be painting them now. The hours I spend with her and the horses are always fresh in my mind when I sit down to paint. As your kids grow, you assume that you will show them things and teach them, but it ends up being the other way around.
And here they are – my favourite girl and her favourite horse!
I enjoyed my time at the Southlands Country Fair last weekend. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth!
This is number 4 in my series of 8″ x 8″ horse paintings. Part way through this painting I realized something was wrong. The the horse on the right had tiny little ears. They looked really silly and I’m not sure why it took me so long to notice. Luckily it was a quick fix and he now looks very perky.