Thursday, March 03, 2011

Getting Some Detail

Progress is slow. Coating giclees. Applying for grants...a most intensive endeavor. The application process is  tedious, but the satisfaction experienced from completion and sending off with a huge blessing of faith is so gratifying. I'm on a roll with the grant process. Very few individual artist grants available. Why is that?

I'm painting in some of the details on the upper part of the horses. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have no idea why I spent so much time sketching in their legs as most of it will be obliterated by the crashing water. I suppose I'll have indication in areas of transparency. Note the chalk line still visable...above is light, below will be shadow. I like the contrast of the background with the light-filled heads.

"Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating." -  Dr. Wayne Dyer


Katherine Plumer said...

This is beautiful, I'm enjoying watching your progress on this piece. :-)

Sue Johnson said...

Hi Sharon,
I am also enjoying the process and progress on creating this painting. I am also interested in learning more about the grants that you are applying for...are they equine related? Thanks for sharing your art making with all of us.
Sue Johnson

Sharon Crute said...

Katherine: although progress is slow, I'm learning so much and gaining confidence to be able to paint out of my head...less reliance on reference photos. Thanks for visiting.

Sue: Oh, if only there were grants specific for equine artists! I applied for a project-based grant from Creative Capital and am currently working on the Pollack-Krasner fellowship. Excruciatingly time consuming as competition is immense.

Lorna Effler said...

coming's absolutely beautiful!

Sharon Crute said...

Thanks Lorna. I'm waiting to see the artwork that fits into that gargantuan frame!