Saturday, February 07, 2009

Promises, Promises!


Well as...ah...promised...I finished this painting so I can finally post it! I had such a lot of fun with this painting because of the horses' expressions. These two are Gladys, who you probably know by now (on the left with the blaze) and Jay, the big chestnut gelding that was here last winter. This is an 18 x 24 oil on gallery wrap canvas. I guess technically I'm not done because I have to paint the edges and sign it!

It's nice to get one of my big paintings done. I always like to balance the smaller, faster pieces with the larger more detailed works like this. I'll pull out the next bigger painting tonight and try to get it rolling. That one is still in the early stages of the underpainting – I don't think I've posted it here yet. It's another close crop which are probably still my favourite thing to do. I will likely start up some new smaller pieces before too long – it's time for some middle-of-the-night work, thanks to Twine's approaching due date.

On that note...time to head out to the barn and start getting things ready to bring in and feed. Can't have the ponies waiting now, can I?

7 comments:

Karie said...

wow, fantastic

Kimberly Kelly Santini said...

LOVE it! you rock, Linda!!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love the character you've got in both horses. Gladys looks as if shes' thinking no way your leading me astray again LOL

Heather Page said...

I love it! You've done a wonderful job!

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

Oh, Wow That is great!!!

JPJ said...

Linda...you have totally captured what you were going for here....congrats on another success!

Karen Hargett said...

You've captured their expressions perfectly - love it!