Dry media is my favorite thing to do…but sometimes, the bold, colorful, messy and fun world of paint calls me back to give it another try. This was the case with this painting. For two days last week, my internet and cable tv were not working, and it sort of forced me to think outside the box as far as something to do with free time.
Hm, maybe the cable and internet should kick out more often? 🙂
I’m not sure if you are familiar with Breyer horses, but I collected them as a kid and they are such beautiful horse figurines. Since I didn’t have internet to search for an image to paint, I set out one of my old Breyers and decided to try to paint it. I do find painting from life easier than from a photo – it seems much easier to get accurate colors that way. So I sat down in my studio and put on some fun music – it’s much easier to create with music. Music is the most amazing thing, isn’t it? It makes everything better. Tapping my toes to music, I set out this horse figurine and pulled out my acrylic paints. The palette consists mostly of buttery yellows, cool gray, black for the background and just a dot of white for the catchlight in the eye.
White Horse on Black (I’m no good at titles!)
– 6 x 8 inches in size
– Basics brand acrylic paints
– Painted on a canvas board
– Mostly painted with flats and brights, as well as a fabulous dagger paintbrush for the mane
– This took an hour and forty minutes to complete
Thank you for looking!