Monday, November 08, 2010

Week Twenty-Three (Yes, this is out of order!)

Better late again this week, though technically this one is early (and week twenty-two is very late!). A few weeks ago, Gracie was my excuse for lateness when she injured her eye and required a couple of vet visits and treatment; last week she managed to cut the back of her pastern somewhat significantly and the vet was out to visit her again! Either she was missing the vet, or perhaps the Baby Girl is hogging the limelight these days. Rest assured, Gracie, you have my attention! So this week's painting feature's Gracie in her official capacity as babysitter/weaning buddy, a job she is not fulfilling at the moment because she has to stay in her stall for a few days with her injury!

This painting is 8 x 10 oil on panel, prepped with Gamblin's oil ground. I admit I sketched the horses quickly over the weekend, hoping I'd get some time to do this, but didn't manage that till today. The colour work took about an hour. I tried not to think too much or obsess over the inaccuracy of my sketch! Just a little early fall morning scene.

All right....let's see if I can get *last* Wednesday's assignment done *this* Wednesday!


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Lovely quality of light in this one :)

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Elizabeth. Sorry I missed this comment earlier!