Friday, March 20, 2015

IMPATIENCE - My Middle Name

Fairly detailed drawing to start ...

First thin, loose washes - quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone. I had considered masking out the horse and farrier, but it's such a pain, and quite often leaves the paper roughened and discolored. 

More washes, a ground and a pair of jeans ...
It looks so dark when I am applying the paint, but then ... presto ... dries to almost nothing. I keep hearing the voice of a painting instructor years ago, commenting on my work  ... darker ... DARKER.  

Reference photo - Bruno and Scott, my farrier - two cute bums :)

I started this one at the same time [being somewhat bored and impatient with Voodoo's "progress"]

Not overly impressed with this either.
Once upon a time, I painted some attractive chickens. What happened? Am I too impatient?

Gave this to my sweet vet.

This was a commission for a neighbor. I ran into her yesterday - we were both out dog-walking. She told me she gets so many compliments on her painting.

And this one I love - bought for a song by my uncle's friend.

Feeling very antsy - impatient and frustrated with my painting lately.  I think I'll head out to the barn, and do some grooming and riding with the Big Guy.
My blog and gmail may disappear for a few days. I cancelled my Visa card. Someone helped themselves twice to my Visa account over the past two months. I wasn't going to re-instate the account, then realized my google accounts were not being paid. So I have re-applied for another account, but not sure when it will become active.

Thank you so much for dropping by!