Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Charlie I Completed & Work In Progress Charlie II


Maybe it is the same for you but this has been the oddest summers for time in the studio.  I am usually up and out the door and heading for the studio but this summer it seems there have been other things on the to do list.  I am not so good when I am not painting.  It is one of my loves and tonics to keep me going.  This morning I finally got the finishing touches completed for the painting, "Charlie I" and I am pleased and happy to send it on its way to the owner of this lovely horse.  The owner has seen the work in progress photo and said it was Charlie.  It is always good news to receive approval for a commissioned painting.  I also started a second painting of Charlie in a different pose.  This one will most likely stay with me so I am more relaxed and having some fun with the painting.  Painting Charlie has made for, "A Painting Day".

"Charlie" 12x12-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre ©

In this photo you can see the beginning stages when the first layer of paint goes on the canvas.  It is at this time I always question if I can paint or what made me think I could paint?  This little battle goes on with most artists, always questioning themselves.  If I am lucky this painting will do what I call, "Turn the Corner" and it will start looking like the horse it self.

"Charlie II" 12x12 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre ©  Work In Progress

8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Question if you can paint? Of course, you can!!! And beautifully, I might add!

Charlie is a gorgeous horse!

Theresa Paden said...

I love them both! Charlie I is absolutely gorgeous! Charlie II is going to be wonderful, too. I love the oranges and reds in it.

Sue Furrow said...

This has been a strange summer for me also. But never question whether you're an artist. YOU ARE FABULOUS !!! Anyone can see that.

Ruth Andre said...

Hi, I think each painting is a challenge and in no way a slam dunk. I always work through getting a painting from the exciting conceptional stage to the mid-point, what about this one to the final with the painting coming alive on the canvas. It is a process that just takes its course. Thank-you for your comments. I do appreciate each and every one.

Carol Blackburn said...

They are both wonderful, Ruth. No doubts in my mind about your talents.

Virginia Floyd said...

Charlie I is a beauty! Gorgeous colors in his coat. Great job! I know the 2nd painting will turn out beautifully, too. How well I know that feeling--"what made me think I could paint". But you can, and beautifully!

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