9" x 12"
Oil on Raymar canvasboard
It's been almost 2 months since I posted any art. It has been a whirlwind two months. I feel reconnected again with my surroundings and am back at the easel...paining (and painting) away my frustrations of being away too long. Yes, it takes awhile to get back into it, but as I sat these last few days, I reviewed (straight from my notebook I keep) those little quips about - what to do when it's not working...it's kind of like plugging back in and readjusting. There are things that usually work when I am in a rut at the easel. One big one is over-relying on my 'value scale'. This photo was so dark where the mare was concerned - that later afternoon direct sunlight on the backside of them...I wanted to come up a value and show more color to make it more interesting. The value scale helped me bump it up one notch into the light and not lose the effectiveness. I could have done it with Photoshop, but I had already made a copy of the photo to work from and took the challenge. Done from my own photo of the wild horses on "Wild Horse Mesa" near San Luis, Colorado.
This painting is for sale at my Etsy store.