Thursday, October 11, 2007
Daily Painting Practice - The New Rider
I have never painted a horse before. The best place to start I figure would be the back end. (Not much going on back there) I caught this group last year when I was taking photos for a different painting. It looked to me as though there were two experienced riders and one new rider. He sat up very stiff in the saddle and did not look very comfortable. The other two looked as though they were having a good time keeping an eye on him.
I feel like my plein air practice has really helped me with this type of studio work. The loose brush strokes and the color are definitely a result of starting to paint outdoors. I can't wait to see the difference in my work after doing this for a year.