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.