Foal study in pencil
8 x 11.5 approx (from the sketch book)
Finally got around to finishing this pencil study and I'm really quite pleased with it. Will definately be using the sketch pad more often ( she says guiltly). Had a bit of a meltdown towards the end of last week. Nothing I did seemed to work, and by Saturday I was having one of those hysterical moments. I can't do this, it's gone I'll never paint again. A few artists reminded me that it happens to all artists, so with that in mind I've decided to keep both ears...smile. Actually I also recieved a lovely email from a fellow artist who lives in South Africa. Di wrote to tell me that my blog has helped to comfort and inspire her with her artwork (she also does horses). Di if your reading this today you have no idea how your letter lifted my spirits. Di was relieved to find through my blog that paintings don't just jump off the conveyer belt and they don't always turn out right. And I was reminded, that the good paintings, those that slip from your hand onto the canvas as if by magic, far outweigh the bad.
Happy painting where ever you are!