|Escarpment Horse 12" x 12" Acrylic on Baltic Birch|
The image here of "Escarpment Horse" (above) emerged almost immediately when I found it in the natural grain of the baltic birch on which it is painted. I was able to leave a lot of the wood for colour in my background and even bits on the horse itself. "Niagara Vineyards" (below) on the the other hand, was like wrestling with the actual pruning of the thing! I worked on it's whole season: from young grapes and green foliage to the late fall, the grapes sweetening and the leaves crisping up along with my painting.
I love both paintings equally yet differently, like I do my children: Their characters, their motivations, their personalities and my own differing investments into their lives. I encourage you to both embrace your challenges and ride on the wings of growth...where ever you find them.
|Niagara Vineyard Concords . 12" x 12" Acrylic on Baltic Birch|