I'll definitely do another study that fills up more of the canvas with this horse before launching into the larger piece. Never done painted a horse before, but I'd sure like do more...just my favorite animal! We have two horses for my girls and neither is big enough for me to ride, but I don't care...I just enjoy looking out my window and seein' them in my pasture. Hmmm, I should just go get some pictures of my own horses - now there's a thought. 9"x12" canvas board.
Your off to a great start in painting an animal (besides a bird). Grandpas art teacher told him "If you love it well... you will paint it well", with practice. But this is a bit different than landscapes, barns and old buildings... right? On the other hand, I think you will find that painting animals can often be more forgiving and open to telling about a certain "feeling" they give you. Good work!ReplyDelete
Good study, J. Kevin! I tend to look at practically everything as a "study"--takes the heat off! I'll be waiting for the next version. I love how dark this horse is against the sunny field!ReplyDelete