I couldn't get to the easel quickly enough today - there's something about the call of an unfinished painting that lures me into the studio with a powerful pull.
The majority of today's work was done with Augie and Luna's references tucked away. Instead, I imagined them in front of me, the kiss of sunlight on their muzzles, the hum of crickets and peepers in the background.
I've sent this image off to my client and am hoping she's doing cartwheels about now.
Have a fabulous evening!
"Little Spider," a 6" square portrait from last year's Derby Week, currently available to purchase via Mackinac's Little Gallery. Inquiries here.
Hard to believe that the first Saturday in May is nearly upon us - who's your Derby favorite?
As is tradition in the studio, I shift my focus during Derby Week to equines. Next week, all week, I'll paint only horses - not just racehorses, but mustangs, foals, and horses of a different color (or two).
You can expect the dogs to return to these parts on May 7th.
Meanwhile, rider's up!!