Saturday, July 4, 2009

Elin Pendleton paints a mare in foal in a spring pasture

In the workshop I'm teaching this weekend, I had to demonstrate the Color System's morning light, so I picked up on an image from Linda Shantz, who organized the July virtual pARTy for artists to do an image from the same source.

This is a 16 x 20 acrylic done for the morning light painting in the Color System today, and depicts a very pregnant mare in a pasture. I modified the source material quite a lot and am pleased with this painting. Redesigning source material and making it one's own is the mark of a confident artist, with an arsenal of ability to make source material just the "jumping off point" for the art. I love doing this! And in front of the eleven participants of the "Color Boot Camp", I finished this up for them in record time.

You can see the source material and some of the other entries here. Mine won't be there for a while until my registration is cleared.

Congratulations to new collector Louise Sackett from Santee, California, on her purchase of yesterday's painting of the California Coast in moonlight!

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great picture. You really captured the serenity of the mare as she waits for the arrival of the foal. Horse racing is a passion but I enjoy a horse in all their forms.