Sunday, March 13, 2016

Unpacking the Horses

Unpacking the Horses
Acrylic on masonite, 7x5

Yesterday’s block in was the hardest one yet, but today I’ve turned a corner.  This block in seemed to unfold in such a natural way.  It was another complicated composition, and this time, I started with the mass of the dark horse and rider, and treated them as one.  As their angles came together, I connected the masses of the other two white horses.  I considered changing the color of the right one, since white is a questionable color to have going off the edge, but I liked the color - and kept it.  I simply grayed it down, so the bright white would not lead the eye right off the panel.  The landscapes were also a little awkward in acrylic at first (since I always use oils en plein air), but I am also getting more comfortable with them.  I am trying to paint multiple figures each day, all month long, and then see how far I’ve come by month’s end.  Just imagine if I can squeeze in 100 figures this month - what a long was that will go towards improving my skills!  Painting number 1166 in 1166 days.
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10 comments:

  1. Wonderful work as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. What a large number of art pieces you have made. One a day, how can you keep it up so well? I'm sure it has everything to say for your skills and you are very good at this. Lovely painting today.

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  3. an extraordinary achievement to do the daily thing... it freaks me out every week that you do it... and the work is so awesome as well... you would think you would throw in one that sucked now and again just so we would all feel like you were human lol!!!! love your stuff!!!!!

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  4. Truly incredible!!! Brilliant! Happy PPF!

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  5. Beautiful painting--lovely work--I love your style. xo

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  6. Truly beautiful art. I am so impressed on how you create.

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  7. Your art is truly amazing. I am so impressed on how you create.

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