Working on a new painting... I just love painting horses in a field of grasses! Being a wildlife artist is a profound pleasure.
Finding grace while I am healing in my paintings. I am working on this one now. There is such comfort in the paint and seeing a painting come to life.... This one isn't finished it is still flat and the horse is not round yet. I think I will add more grasses, maybe even some grass seeds... Who knows? Fun it yet to be had on this one!!!
Painting horses has always been a passion for me. I just love their majesty. The way they look so tranquil in a field, or so excited and on fire running as they play. I have been painting them now for 8 years and with each painting I get more excited in the doing of it. In this painting I am putting the two of them in tall grasses with each of them close together as if they are whispering, or maybe about to nuzzle one another. What could be better.
Wildlife art is such a joy to create. I think it is important to add distinction to the background by making it a little abstract, different than the picture of what you were actually painting from. So, for me I do that from my imagination. I just go a little wild with them. I pull in fun colors, I do always use purple and white, but right now I am using a lot of golds and coppers in my paintings. I am just loving it. I think it is bringing a new kind of painting out for me…
I started using the golds and coppers in my wildlife art about 1 year ago when I stumbled upon the watercolor paint in a shop in Seattle, WA. I just knew one day I would use it in my artwork. Now I find that I am using it in all of my paintings. I won’t say that I will always use it in my paintings but for now it is a signature look for me. I like the glittery effect when the light falls on the painting in the light, but also in the dim light of my working it has a translucent glow that intrigues me to continue to add it to my backgrounds and the underbelly of all of my animals.
In my equine paintings I have been using the copper on all of the coats of the horses for the glow it creates it makes the animals come to life for me. In my latest horse portrait, I fell in love with it. I will post its picture on my next blog!
Have a blessed day! Penny
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