I had painted this horse as a daily painting back in Oct. or Nov. It was done as a study in monochromatic tones as one of my first Daily Paintings posted on this blog. Some of you may remember I started the daily paintings for two reasons: 1. to get more practise with oils 2. to relieve stress. I had turned off the news as the election got very heated and then the stock market went wacko. I think I was on information overload hearing all the bad news. The feelings of anxiety, stress and uncertainty were being compounded by all negative messages from the the media. I found the daily paintings to be relaxing as well as a very good artistic exercise and was reminded that art has value in its positive contribution to our society and personally because it IS stress relieving! I have been painting non stop ever since! :)
I have sold some daily paintings at my art studio in Canton or over the Internet thru pay pal by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I have a couple that I decided I wanted to go back to and revisit. So today I used the first 'daily painting' as an undercoat and decided to liven this one up. I had fun with colors and turned him into more of a fantasy horse. He kind of reminds me of cotton candy! A carnival horse, maybe?? I think I am going to call this one 'If Wished Were Horses'. As a horse crazy little girl horses held quite an attraction for me ever since I remember. I can not remember a time in which I was NOT horse crazy! So this is for all the woman, kids and anyone else who still holds dear the magic qualities that horses have over us!
'Blu 4 U', oils on hardboard, daily painting
I added some pink tones and brightened up the eyes of my sad little pup in the painting titled 'Blu 4 U'. I wanted him to have puppy dog eyes but think the addition of some warmth adds some life to him.
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