Well, today I began painting again----=my last day on this I had begun to feel that I did not have some of it drawn right, which made the body of the mare feel too cramped in - - -so I did send an S O S out to my friend who is so very good teaching painting in Oils, as well as painting pretty amazing himself. Ray Freeman came back out to help me figure out where I went wrong. Yes, it was in the drawing mostly. Measure---Measure- - -measure!!! we must learn to measure, and compare relationships. I had drawn this imagine using a grid method, which works - - -but I do need to pay more attention to spatial relationships and to learn to use this method more effectively. As a result, I needed to lose those hind legs - - -- I had wanted to retain a little of them, feeling it would look odd without them - - -but hey - - -you really don't feel that way when the corrections were made. I also was struggling with my background-----So, after Ray left, I thought about it again---and this is where I am now. I may yet change it. In taking the photo today I see I cut the dogs legs off-----I will do better next photo as her legs are still there! I also did a small dog this week in Pastel. He belongs to my elder 1/2 brother, and is very cute. Am still working on this background, too.
But here he is - - -I may add some softer violets and a bit of yellow to this background. Hope you are all painting!!