Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DAY 24 - Painting 3- Paintings in 30 Days (Mustangs)

"Litchfield Homies"
9" x 12"
oil on canvasboard

This is the 9 x 12, I was going to try yesterday.
Glad I waited a day, because I knew yesterday
I didn't have the time.

I love the colors...I planned carefully on that one.
I knew I needed to mix a lot of pigment to get those
different brown and red tones.

These two wild stallions in the painting,  came over to me
this past spring while we 
were visiting the BLM Wild Horse Facility 
near Litchfield, CA.  

They were the only two of the 3 to 4
who were inquisitive
enough (or maybe just more on the 'tamer side') to come closer
to see what I was doing.
I knew right then that they would be painted within the year.



DianeZelia32 said...

This is a gorgeous picture of majestic animals! Great job capturing them, and their soulful sweet faces! love it too.

Chris Lally said...

No, I think they came over to you because they know " good people" when they see one!

This painting is my absolute favorite of yours this month - not only because you used a lovely palette & a sweet crop, but because you painted it with your sensitive heart. It is simply beautiful, Pattie!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Diane - they are majestic - and I hope the future of the wild horse program with the BLM stays protected. There were a lot of horses and wild burros there and several more facilities like this across the country.
Chris - it is so, I love these animals. We were fortunate to be able to spend lots of time with them. I think the Wild Jenny's are on the easel today or tomorrow. Thank you for your kind words.

Laurie Mueller said...

I agree with Chris, Pattie- this is my favorite of the month, too! Gorgeous colors. But I also love Daylily. Beautiful dark blues behind the pinks! Great job!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Laurie - I seem to hit the wall every other day right now..the daylily was the OTHER day..not fond of it, but they will all go into the THIRTY!