|Look at those ears!|
Hello to you All!!
I've got so much to say, so much has happened lately!
First, I did it! I rode a real endurance ride! On a real endurance horse! I was honored by a friend who asked if I would like to ride her experienced gelding, Seth. What a ride, what a strong, forward happy horse! I was happy this horse was ok just tagging behind my friend on her mare. I learned more on this one ride than I would've in a long time of simply reading or figuring it out on my own. A huge, heartfelt thank you to Laura Hayes, and Seth. This team is headed to Tevis, a very tough 100 mile ride held in California. Good luck to you both!
|Laura and Seth on a previous ride.|
So, a couple nights ago I spent a long time, into the wee morn even!, going thru my digital photo stash. Its been dreadful hot, so I just won't bother with much plein air and I am happy to have all these photos. After a few hours I had saved, deleted and edited. I am still going old-school on lots of stuff, and sometimes I still print out photos. I really like to print them 9-up, sometimes of both the raw and edited versions. Then it makes it pretty easy to pick out a paper and get working very quick; leaving no room for procrastination!
For this small work, I had brushed off the previous effort, it was a stinker. I flipped the paper upside down to visually 'mess up' the image, and started something from my new print out. Much better! I was pleased with this one finally, it expressed the mood I was after, its all about the light. This scene was near my home, while out riding one evening.
|Beanfield, 7x9 pastel; framed $100.|