Welcome to day 68 of my 100 paintings in 100 days project. Each day I will post a new small painting here on my blog and in my 100 Paintings Gallery at www.sallymartinfineart.com
100 Paintings 68
oil on paper
Hmmm, debating whether to admit to a completely bad temper and mood today!! Not quite sure why but it often happens after what I would consider to be a 'good spell, probably a kind of check and balance to stop me getting complacent. I wanted to just get the hell out of the studio but made myself sit tight and keep working, I chucked a load of 'no hopers' into the log burner which needed rekindling( I had lit the days fire using some old canvases what werent making the grade either!!) Finally this oil sketch rewarded me for staying on the premises, I had had a few goes and not got the tonal values right. It is all about the neck rather than the horses face, which is lost in shadow, I wanted to show the lovely shadow down the shoulder blade and the pattern of shadow and reins on the sunlit neck and where it shadows the throat latch on the cheek.
I sincerely hope normal mood is resumed tomorrow!
About 100 my Paintings in 100 Days Project
My subject matter will be mainly equestrian, with some figurative, still life and landscape included.
My larger paintings can be viewed on my website and at the galleries and shows detailed on my website’s Events page.
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Conditions of purchase for the 100 Paintings a Day project
Please understand colours may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen
due to my digital camera's results and your monitor.
If the painting is returned within 30 days of the buyer receiving it, Sally Martin will return money paid minus fees (PayPal /Credit card) and shipping.
The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.