|Snow Day, grey horse in the snow, 8 by 10 in acrylic|
Then I did what every good artist should do, I put aside her photos and my trusty watercolors and found a small canvas and the re-gifted acrylics and messed around with those instead of working on her painting!
I work so well under pressure.
So, as an aside, one cold Ohio day, as my daughter rode her horse inside the indoor arena, I snuck outside and took some great photos of the horses turned out in the snow. This one grey horse mostly wanted to go back inside and when he decided I wasn't going to be bringing him in, he gave me the cold shoulder.
I must confess, I know nothing about acrylics, except what I have read on your blogs, so I blocked in color and shapes, and went back to model those blocks of color into something that resembled the horse in the snow.
Like most of my paintings, I got to a point where I decided I have no idea what I am doing, I should have skipped vet school and gone to art school. Then when I have reached that point, I kind of give in and keep painting...and slowly I started to see a horse emerge from the mess of colors! What fun!
Well, I did go back and start on the drawing of that cutting horse, and decided to treat it as a study (learned that from your blogs too, thanks Gretchen) and just have fun with it, I can always start again, if need be.
As I sit here with a whole new year ahead I am wondering if I can learn to be an artist from all your wonderful blogs, I have learned so much from you already!
I will keep you posted.