Valerie's blog. Her artwork is wonderful and so are her photos.
I really tried to work with a looser hand here - I love the fact that he looks like he just heard a really terrific joke. He was probably just trying to charm a carrot or apple out of the photographer! I wasn't sure what to call this painting - Keep Smiling is what I'm leaning toward right now.
The background was originally the same turquoise, pink and naples yellow acrylic paint marks as the horse - I painted a light coat of gesso over them and then used Pan Pastels (love them!) in 2 different blues and some purple to create the background. This board had 2 other painting starts on it as well as this painting. I'm letting the paint completely cure before I apply varnish. I also used this time to see what I needed to do to feel that this painting was complete. Rushing is my usual pace so I really slowed down - inspired by this blog entry.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, a wonderful gallery of art work, hosted by Kristin and Eva. Thank you ladies for this terrific place to share our art. Thanks so much for visiting - have a blessed and creative day.