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