Sunday, June 5, 2011

Still Horse Crazy

Here's the finished sketch from yesterday. I just realized that I said I was going to really  K. I. S. S.  (keep it simple stupid) this year and here I go, already getting carried away and complicated. I am still a little obsessed with horses, you know, especially after my trip on Thursday to the Devon Horse Show after my long absence. I'll try to stick to my word and not get ahead of myself next time. Sorry about that folks.

I also did some gesture drawing today. Here's one of my two minute sketches. I sure am rusty, so you can bet you'll be seeing more drawing exercises like this one from me this summer.  Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to read my blogs and comment on my posts.


  1. This is wonderful and I love your backgrounds. I still can't get that down and I think it's because I'm too impatient with the wet washes drying enough for tones to build up into shapes like you achieve.

  2. Thanks Susan. Maybe your difficulty lies in not having a *dry brush. ~ The brush is damp, yet dryer than the paper. This is done by loading the brush with thick paint and then using a tissue at the ferrule of the brush to squeeze out excess water. The brush then becomes "dry", but there's still lots of pigment on the bristles.

  3. Beautiful! Can't wait to get working from some of the photos I took at Devon too:)

  4. And I can't wait to see them Jennifer!!


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