Greetings from sunny and beautiful San Francisco! I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am.
I wanted to share some progression photos of a painting I just finished last night entitled “Wild Abandon”. It was done entirely in acrylics. As some of you may know, I typically paint exclusively in oils; however, I have been experimenting with acrylics quite a bit of late. I am starting to really understand how to manipulate the paint effectively and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. Acrylics are so versatile and the fact that they dry quickly is wonderful, especially after dealing with slow drying oils for so long.
This painting is a small one, 6 x 6 inches, on gesso board. I would have preferred to paint it much larger however I am running out of large canvas. Time to make a trip to the art store…which is my favorite pastime, aside from painting. This was a challenging piece for me in that I had never even sketched a horse, let alone paint one. It took me three tries to create a realistic looking horse. Thank goodness my mother supplied me with some very helpful constructive criticism regarding my first sketch attempt otherwise I would have ended up with a horse that had an excessively lonnnnng snout.
Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think of “Wild Abandon”.
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