Sunday, October 17, 2010

Savannah




Until you walk in another artist's shoes, make no comment!  My words to myself.  I enjoy following other artist's blogs and seeing these fresh wisps of brushwork and I think, they must be having fun.  Well, I took on the challenge to work fast and furious to make this little oil sketch.  I painted, I scraped, I painted, I scraped and I painted.  Did I say, I painted.  It was a two day session in the studio to finish this quick sketch.  My time at the canvas is usually  more methodical and step by step and it usually takes me two days to finish a small painting.  I had fun with this one but what you see in the fresh fast look of some painting styles takes a lot of savvy and good brushwork.  My hat goes off to the Quick Sketch!

This is Savannah a little mare that lives in upper state New York at Sawyer Creek Appaloosas.  She is a sweetheart and just a few days old.  Seeing Savannah and taking on the Quick Sketch made for, "A Painting Day".



"Savannah"-4x4-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre





7 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

You made me laugh with your 2-day 'quick' sketch post but no matter how long it took you, it is lovely!

Dusty Pines said...

ditto! and even with the painting-and-scraping, it still feels fresh & lively - perfect for that lovely, spirited little girl! (where in upstate NY, btw? just curious - i hail from those parts, too!) thank you!

Ruth Andre said...

Dana, Thank-you for laughing along with me on this Quick Sketch and thank your for your comment.

Ruth Andre said...

Dusty, The little colt is from Sawyer Creek Appaloosas in Gouverneur, New York. I added the Sawyer Creek Appaloosas' weblink to the post. Thank-you for your comment.

Theresa Paden said...

He's so cute! It's funny to hear about the 2-day quick sketch! I like your loose brushwork and the green background.

Kathy Mallat said...

I love your compositions, Ruth. I admit to being a bit fearful of horses. Your point of view allows me an up close and personal connection to their beauty. Well worth the time it takes for these 'quick sketches'!

MariasWatercolor said...

You have done such nice work on the eye of this filly, I think the eye makes or breaks the painting of a horse and you have mastered it, in all its complexity and simplicity.