"Three Wide," 8" x 16", the newest Thoroughbred racehorse painting from the "Saratoga Series," done in Golden Open Acrylics on panel, $649 to the first one saying "pretty please." Inquiries may always come to me.
This painting is nearly finished, after today's approximately 8 hours of alla prima (meaning wet paint into wet paint) work.
There's nothing like a looming deadline to get my butt away from the computer and in front of the easel. There's a deadline of tomorrow to submit a painting with the theme of "History" for publication consideration. I've known about said deadline for a year. But inspiration grows strongest in the final hours......
Not sure why I chose as complex a design as this to complete in one day (anyone else voting for insanity?)....
Regardless, I thoroughly got into it - and stuck to it, despite a good 3 hours of being mired deep in "The Uglies." ("The Uglies" is the developmental stage paintings go through where nothing melds and every brush mark seems wrong - sort of like a painting's version of teen angst. The artist must persevere, hold tight to their vision, and power through.)
Tomorrow I'll spend a little time making a few final adjustments (fresh eyes will help tremendously) before sending my submission off. Then I'll light a candle, cross my fingers, and hold my breath.
And start a new painting.
Meanwhile, who do you think won the race?
Thanks for looking at, and sharing, my artwork with your friends and family -
PSST - I'm still accepting holiday commissions. Email meto get on my calendar!