"She just couldn't decide between being an artist when she grew up and being a vet. Her mother responded, you don't have to decide sweet girl. you can be both."
Maria-I think this is looking really good! Two tough subjects, people and animals- and you are doing them both well!Sheryl
Thank you for your comments on my painting and for sharing your passion as well. I hope to see many more of your beautiful paintings in the future.
I'm loving this so far!No, never wasted time wondering. Made as informed a choice as I could and then its done. You can't go back.. so why torture yourself with "what ifs"
Thanks Sheryl, hoping to do some more different subjects this spring and summer, so much to learn!Leslie, thanks for being a fan, I have so enjoyed your paintings, wish I were closer to be a part of your watercolor workshops.Pat, you always have words of wisdom for me, I am going to carry your words with me, just in case my mind tries to wander down that "other road"!
Maria!! I love it! You have really done an amazing job! You could so walk away and it would be an amazing painting.. I can't wait to see where you go with this! Too cool that you are awesome with not only watercolors but acrylics as well! Great job!
Thanks Jennifer! I left this leaning in the kitchen, because I'm not sure what else it needs. I also keep telling myself to focus on one medium, but I am drawn off my path so easily.....trying to stay focused!
It's looking good, Maria! I don't think there is anything wrong with using more than one medium because every painting or drawing we do teaches us something new. Mixing things up keeps us from becoming stagnant :)
Theresa, I am glad that you like it, sometimes it seems a subject lends itself a little better to acrylics than to watercolor, maybe I should try the painting in both mediums! Thanks for your comments, they are always a bright spot!
Mixing things up is completely permissable in art. I do it all the time. Maybe artists are a little mixed up and that makes it legal. LOL.You have something great going on and it will be interesting to see where you take it. Thanks for the kind comment on my art blog.
Your horse is beautiful and it and the figure are the main subject. try cropping with two corners of a white mat (you know two L's) and see if you need such a big sky. I often put my paintings on the mantel or thumbtacked to a wall where I can see it often and from a distance. Design flaws are often apparent from 15 feet that you could never see close up while working. that is why stepping away often is so important oh yes and if you can paint standing up. I too work in several mediums. started in oil and years later went to watercolors. The watercolors keep my oils loose and the oils make me pay attention to lights and shadows in w/c. whatever works to get the job done.
I was thinking something similar about the composition, I liked the horse and the girl, but thought I had too much landscape! Now if this were watercolor I could crop and trim my paper, but I felt stuck with the canvas, which is why I stopped..... thinking maybe my sky needs to have more color, to add interest to the sky.....I wasn't sure! So I will take this advice and look at it for awhile from a distance. Thank you so much for your tips it is so helpful.