Saturday, March 21, 2015
Fenced In is a 16" by 20" watercolor painting.
I was experimenting with the contrast of leaving the fence elements unpainted in contrast to the horse and barn. This was a nice horse in real life. I think my dad built this fence. My dad loved to build and maintain fences.
Mud Hens is a 16" by 20" prismacolor pencil drawing.
These horses had been rolling in the mud, producing a texture on their coats which was echoed in the erosion of the wash behind them. I was also drawn to the expression on their faces as they shared a moment. In these drawings I was just starting to explore adding colored pencil to my previously all black and white drawings.
Brook Trout is a 14" by 24" oil painting on panel.
I was interested in the limited palette and the shapes which occurred between the fish and how that related to the actual fish shapes. The transition from light to dark going down the painting was neat.