Hi Everyone! I am a long-time lurker of horseforum.com and have decided that it might be fun if I post my latest painting on here as a work-in-progress, hopefully to keep me motivated and painting a little bit quicker than usual. I am a definite believer in the phrase: "You can't rush art", but I think I could speed things up a little bit at least ;) I plan on posting updates every few days to show my progress!
This painting has been commissioned by a Sheik in Qatar and it is to be kind of a Bedouin tent/campsite scene of two Arabian mares, a grey and a bay, standing in front of tent with some hunting falcons and maybe a Saluki dog in the background. The canvas size is 18x24" and will be painted in oils.
Constructive criticism is welcome! I have noticed that there are a large number of people here that have excellent eyes for horses/conformation etc. ...and look forward to helpful input from y'all :)
First off...a few of my past paintings:
"Desert Beauty" 18x24" oil --I just completed this one last week:)
"Mare and Foal" 18x24" oil
"Sense" 12x24" oil
"Vision" 9x14" scratch-board
"Waco" 16x20 oil --portrait that I did a couple years ago of a friend's horse that passed away.