Sunday, July 11, 2010

Acrylic Painting for Today

"Mustang Redux"
6" x 8"
acrylic paint on canvasboard
One of my favorite subjects is horses.  I have drawn them since I was a little girl.  The inspiration from this one came from a photo off of Morguefile which I made a copy of in color and black and white for values.  Recently I purchased a lot of colors in acrylic paint at Utrecht in KC.  I used a lot of those new colors in this painting which is always fun.  The underpainting is Red Oxide - and it was not transparent but rather opaque when I started adding the subjects.  It works for me that you can see some of that color underneath and I like the effect.  When I have been away from my easel, I come back with a tight and detailed focus - so I needed to get away from that...the brushstrokes were fast and loose, the brush size was larger than I normally use and I took my eyeglasses off.


Victoria on Okinawa said...

This is a beautiful painting! and I can see the delight you have in painting them!

Lori Bonanni said...

Hi Patti, Thank you for visiting my blog! Love your style and the way you depict the personality of the animals you paint!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria and Lori!

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful work, Pattie! Love those swirling patterns on the Paint. Love the solid body shapes on these too. They look like good cattle ponies.

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is beautiful painting and indeed a beautiful blog. I'm looking forward to following your work!