Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Day One: So Tired, Tired of Waiting...
So, here we go, are you ready? I decided that the first day's painting would be of Clever, who is expecting her third foal...due, last Friday! As setting due dates for horses is somewhat of an arbitrary thing, I'm not worried - as of today she is 340 days which is still well within normal. And I'm not really all that tired of waiting...yet!
This oil painting is about 12 x 8.5 inches on unstretched canvas. I toned the canvas with a good layer of Burnt Sienna, and then used the palette I experimented with last night. It's very simple: Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium and Titanium White. I know I was struggling with it last night, but I actually ended up being happy with the result. And I think Clever suits the theme of this month very well, as that belly is growing every day!
I'm going to list some of these oil studies for sale in my Etsy Store as I finish them. I'll keep them there for a short period of time at "give the poor fatigued artist a day off from mucking out" prices...that just means the ones I sell there will be priced at about what it costs me to hire someone to come do my stalls for a day! Consider it a charitable donation as well as an investment! Check the store a bit later if you're interested in today's study.
Thanks for checking in...see you tomorrow!