Poetry in Motion
This is a painting I finished today. It is on a 4′ x 5′ recycled canvas that was given to me by a neighbor. It had a big beautiful Letterman cat on it. I took the canvas off the frame and turned it over. After three coats of acrylic latex primer I began working on these three horses running in the surf. I saw an I Love Horses video on Facebook showing horses running through the surf. I thought I might be able to paint them. It was an interesting challenge. I think I will hang this one on my wall. Following are the steps I used in creating this painting.
I did a small sketch first to see how it might look. Then I started working on the big sketch.
The white paint was so translucent that it would not build up very well. So I darkened the bodies and then went back with white again.
This is my end result! I never seem to be quite satisfied, but I think I will stop with this one.