This painting was a treat to do! For one thing, it’s so great to paint large-scale after doing all the little “dailies” which are 5 X 7″.(This one is 30 X 20″ ). Another is that I really appreciate the bond between horse and rider, and I think that’s what was the driver for me to paint this at all.
Thirdly, I enjoyed painting all the gear; leather & silver, rawhide and horsehair, straw and denim. Such rich textures with rich history.
Not sure it’s finished. Should I lay in a big of sky behind? Am sitting with it for now.
30″ X 20″ on 300lb Fabriano