Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Two heads are better than one...
More works in progress. One nearly completed, the other I just started last night.
You may remember the bay from a previous post. He used to have a landscape behind him but it was looking absolutely hideous and I was revolted every time I walked into my studio. I think his new background looks much better. Still have to work on it a bit. The horse is basically done.
The chestnut horse is from a photo I took of a thoroughbred stallion that was under my care named Signoir Valery. I have no idea why I chose to paint this horse since it was the only horse I have ever hated in my whole life. Maybe I feel bad for hating him. "Siggy" was as mean as the day is long and one day I was walking past his stall and he stuck his head out and bit me. It was the worst pain I have ever felt in my whole life, like a white hot Bowie knife had just cut a hunk of my arm off. He actually torn the muscle in my upper arm and I still have a lump there. My whole arm turned black and blue for a month (at least). Let's hope this painting goes along smoother than our relationship!
I'm leaving his background a grey/green/sage color. It reminds me of one of my favorite paintings, Whistlejacket. I have a large print of that painting in my living room and saw the original a few years ago. It was breathtaking!
I wanted to thank a few people for a recent blog award. I'm to list a few things that I love. Since I'm a little short on time today, I'll have to post that another day. Suffice it to say, my family, animals, nature, painting, gardening & music are on that list (oh, and chocolate too).
Thank you Kat (Life, Earth, Sky), Linda (The Briar Rose Gate),
Jane (My World in Pictures).
My crazy cat got to go outside yesterday to explore:)