I am so excited to have a big new crop of reference photos to work from. Every year I end up saying, “Gee, I wish I had taken twice as many photos as this,” after the fair. So this year I took twice as many, and then took some more! Some of them don’t work out — wrong camera setting, something blocking a great shot — so it’s imperative to take many more than seem necessary.
Oh, the horses, the goats, the bunnies! I’ve got a whole crop of great new models and I am ready to paint!
This is my first appaloosa horse, I had to really wait and wait for this horse to pose in interesting ways. I love a good “walk away” painting. 18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas.
And I love companionable snuggling. These two I’m going to title, Two’s Company. You just get the feeling they’d like to be left alone. 18″x24″, oil on stretched canvas.
A vendor brought along this sweet pit bull to keep her company. I took lots of photos of him, too! 11″x14″, oil on stretched canvas. I bought a new pink/purple color, and you can see I used a lot of it here. It blends perfectly with a certain set of hues, I love it!
I had to pick up some special shaped canvas to paint this guy just right. Matching the subject to the right canvas is a bit of an extra step you might not realized needs to be considered, along with everything else prior to actually painting. 8″x16″, oil on stretched canvas.
These will all be listed in my etsy shop this week. The horses aren’t quite dry, so they’ll be listed at the end of the week, and the rabbit and pit bull will be listed Mon/Tuesday.
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