"Pastural," 4" x 16", acrylic on Raymar panel, my entry for this month's Virtual pARTy, photo courtesy of Linda Shantz. This painting can be added to your collection for $429 - let me know if you are interested.
What's a Virtual pARTy? It's when a group of artists create work from the same reference material. In this one, the reference photo contained 4 horses and much more landscape - and I had 24 hours to complete my painting. (For those interested there's still time to participate - the pARTy goes on until the 23rd of this month - complete rules are on the site.)
While I'm not convinced it's quite done yet (I want more separation between the landscape and horses), I am out of time. So I'll submit the painting as is, and go back into it once I've had a couple days to study my contrasts and value ranges. When it's completed to my satisfaction I'll share a complete step-by-step breakdown on thePainting a Dog a Day blog.
Speaking of which, I have been fielding lots of emails about Haitian animal rescue and researching which groups are making which promises, and trying to decide who is best equipped to deliver. I've chosen to send my donation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (BFAS) who have partnered with the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti. BFAS has extensive experience in these types of situations and are able to offer guidance, training, and leadership along with the other partners. I've added a button to my blog that links directly to the BFAS site, simplifying the process for those of you so inclined to contribute as well.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
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