My husband volunteered me to donate a horse painting to an auction next month for a fund-raiser for some horse-related organization in the area (I can't remember anymore what it was exactly, except that it had something to do with a co-worker of his). I was a bit nervous since I haven't done any horse-related art for a *long* time, but he reassured me that I would do great. I, on the other hand, wasn't quite so sure.
So I decided to start doing some horse paintings to sort of "warm up" for the big one. Last night, I drew out the beginnings of my first one, and it really felt good to draw a horse again. (It's hard to believe that in five years of art school, I only did maybe two or three horse pieces.) It really was like riding a bike. You know... once you learn it, you don't forget how?
My obsession with horses was what drew me to drawing way back when. I took a long journey away from drawing horses during art school, when it seemed I should learn to do other subject matter. So it only seems fitting that I should pick it back up again, all these many years later. :)
|The start of my new painting, along with the photos I'm using for reference. The horse photo is one my oldest daughter took when we went to a local horse farm two weeks ago with a friend who helps exercise horses there. :)|