Monday, December 29, 2008

Farm Painting Almost Finished

thoroughbred farmUnfinished painting, oil on canvas, 30"x40"

Back in the studio today after a mini vacation to work on this painting for a few hours. I increased the value and contrast on the moss at the top left to make it belong to the foreground tree. I'll also make the horses sun-dappled under same tree. And that horse on the left...you've seen the classical pinned ears of horse portraits by George Stubbs? Just standing there, ears pinned, eyes wild and nostrils drawn back in a sneer - what did Stubbs observe, what was he thinking? An artist after my heart.

george stubbsHollyhock by George Stubbs, c. 1765

Working on the accomplishments list and promise to post before the new year. Stay tuned.

A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work” - Morris Fishbein

1 comment:

bonnieluria said...

I really like reading your self analysis of how you move your paintings to a better place. The intelligent painters' skill.

Your love of horses is so evident in your portrayal of them.

And those quotes! So right and so true.