When Showjumperachel posted this photo a while back I knew that I wanted to try painting it. The action, the angle and odd color shift toward blue are very attractive to me. Unfortunately, I can not see her face at all , so it is just basically a blur in the painting.
This is the first painting I've done in months, and I felt like I was using atrophied muscles.
After getting half way through, I saw how badly mispositioned the front right leg was, but I decided to continue a ways. Then , I decided to try again. The second attempt is not finished. I hope it is better proportioned. showjumperachel ride on beach.jpg beach ride 2.jpg beach ride second attempt.jpg