The Painting: Mountain Pony named for the deep caramel browns washing through the background and the horse. Holbein Duo Oils are so buttery that painting is a joy. Added colors of Indian Yellow, Cream, Madder and touches of blues, which are hard to see in this photo... finish it off as a thickly painted oil with ridges of dimension and color.
The Painting: A celebration of life, a celebration of music and a painting led by the Spirit of New York Opera Writer Michael Dutka. Listening to the cd of the opera while I painted and listening to the story of these dignified majestic black horses brought tears to my eyes and passion to my palette knife. I do not know if my painting is strong enough to capture the love these four black horses had for their princess.
Somewhere along the way last year I lost "heart" and fell behind trying to experiment with new things in my art. Next to come is a very large collage of the heart. This is building up to where I want to go with other pieces and playing with delicate papers and varnish overlays.
I heard from a reader of my blog that she was worried about my slight change in writing on my big blog. It touched my heart that she took the time to write me and share what was in her heart to help me mend. It is the gift of giving and I am thankful to receive her kind words and sharing of her experiences. Everything we do, we should do it from the heart.
"Your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing." 2 Thessalonians 1:3