My goal for the year has been to get back to painting larger works. I had forgotten how long larger paintings take and so wanted to finish this one today. You can take a gander at the 'getting there' process for this 12x40-inch canvas. The canvas size is kind of fun and one that I have never used before. I think I like it. The painting is my horse, Cayenne. She was out in the pasture pretending not to see me but of course she saw all and finally came over and tried to eat the camera. This is pre eating and just lounging. You can also see my messy studio. Be like Cay and pretend not to see my piles. I am also posting today to say, good-bye to the Fresh Paint Daily Painters group that I have been posting with for the past few months. Fresh Paint has a great group of artists and I love being part of the group but have decided I need to concentrate on my larger paintings and to do that I need to cut some of my posting activity. Painting my old friend, Cayenne, has made for "A Painting Day".
"Cayenne" 12x40 -inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre Work in Progress