Thursday, May 17, 2007

"Dressage Face"

Okay, so it's been a while since I've posted. I had a bit of a hiatus from painting this spring to work on some freelance projects, but now a batch of canvases are in the finishing stages, and one of them is this 6" x 36" vertical of a dressage competitor.
I am loving these long narrow formats--though this is a bit extreme and the format is quite a challenge to composition. This is the second of this format that I have attempted. The first one was "Close Up" an image of my own horse looking at me, and I loved the way it fit on a narrow wall in our kitchen. However, "Close Up" has gone to a new home--I can't keep every painting of my own horse--and I decided to tackle another one. This is on a 1.25" deep gallerywrap canvas, and the horse image continues around the edges. I just loved his big pink nose and inquisitive look. And the hazy humid summer morning gave a soft light to the background.
There are other horse paintings in the works, and my mare, Unique will be appearing on a 20 x 20 in. square canvas soon. But the printer needs a light magenta ink cartridge, the toned canvas needs to dry a little, and all my eagerness to start something new has been twarted by these little snags.
I will post other new paintings soon.