Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Day Seven: Can't Help Myself...


Foals are always popular...and I always love painting them, so here we have another baby. Maybe it's really just wishful thinking on my part, as I still wait for Clever to foal. At least now she's looking like it will be in the next couple of days! Leo agreed to stand in again in the meantime. I know I've slacked off the last few days on my theme songs, but for this one it would have to be Ben Folds' Lullabye..."Good night, good night, sweet baby..."

This is 5 x 7, oil on masonite panel using the limited palette again. Painting low light settings is always a challenge and normally the reference photos for such paintings is dark and somewhat grainy...but it's kind of fun to see what you can pull out of them...at least when it works out!

I won't be listing this guy on Etsy, at least not right away...I need to let him sit for a few days and contemplate his future. I am happy to report that the little painting of Billy will be going to Belgium! I know he'll have a very good home there, so that bit of news made my day. Maybe I could send the colt, too, for a few months?

Hope to see everybody again tomorrow! In the meantime, everybody think happy foaling thoughts for Clever! What do you think, colt or filly?

3 comments:

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Really like this one....can imagine him making little wuffing noises as he drifts off....smile

KIM RATIGAN said...

A beautiful little piece... but definitely a colt! Can't tell you exactly why, but it feels all colt to me :-)

Adventures With Big Filly said...

Lovely! I really like this one too.