Monday, May 28, 2012

A Day for Frogs, Ducks and PAINTING

This photo of Bruno being shod lends itself to the saturated w/w lifting.

Couldn't find my old sketch, so I've done another one.

First w/w wash, with some lifting while wet.

Beautiful morning shot of some rhododendrons in the garden.

Little did I know I would need a color-coded road map - still working on it.

Once again, it's too wet for riding outside, so I guess I'll just have to paint. Actually, Bruno has been doing phenomenally well. He seems to like being ridden off seat-bones and legs. It gets very abstruse in a riderly sort of way. All horses have a preference as to how they like to be ridden - the hands, the leg, the seat-bones and weight, or a combination. Right now, the lad seems most responsive when I don't muddle and nitpick with his mouth; he just hums along on weight shifts of my seat-bones, and variable calf pressure. OK ... OK ... you have to be there ...

As always, I love to hear from you!


  1. Its drizzly here too- sort of- maybe it a fine mist! We love the sketch of Bruno !
    If I was a horse, I would feel like Bruno and want to be rode- just the way you do---- by leaving his mouth alone.

  2. While I don't quite understand the riding issues but it does make sense they would have a preferance. I sure never gave it a thought though.
    Pictures all look great, looking forward to seeing the final results.

  3. I nearly stroked a horse once! :0)

    Looks like we have captured the sun from you ... it had to happen sometime

  4. Oh my goodness, Kathryn! The first one of Bruno is a winner already...and the Rhododendron is wonderful as well....I look forward to the update.