I have two diametrically opposite ways of approaching a painting. One is to make preliminary sketches and plan it out. The other is to splash a bunch of paint down and then see what comes of it. This piece belongs to the latter category.
It was a piece of paper that’s been sitting around for years. I think I’d done something crazy like puddle on a bunch of paint and let it dry covered with plastic wrap. Although I liked the results, it always seemed too, well…dynamic to make a good background. So it always ended up getting shoved back into a folder.
This time when I pulled it out, though, the horses appeared. So I started painting them in…
Not sure how it will turn out but it’s fun to work on.
Already it’s coming to life. Can hardly wait to see how you carry it to the finish!