No outside photos today.

Thunder is grumbling, and dark clouds are assembling, so no dragging things outside today. This horse is complete, it’s just that she intersects with another horse. Clickety for full size. Oh, this one is 23″ x 13″.

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  1. blf says

    “Thunder is grumbling”: One of the forty-foot high killer rats is ambling around.

    “dark clouds are assembling”: Close by, yer in the shadow.

    “no dragging things outside”: The rat will happily open up the roof by stepping on it. Whoa-la! Yer instantly outside whilst still inside & squished.

    “horse is complete”: Pile of smoldering ashes.

    “she intersects with another horse”: Two piles of smoldering ashes. Check yer flamethrower, it may need refilling.

  2. kestrel says

    So lovely. Earth pigments are one of things one uses to paint model horses but this strikes me as a better use. She is gorgeous.

  3. jimb says

    “Warm” and “comfortable” are words that pop into my head when looking at the new, earth-tone, horse.

    Looking forward to seeing what’s next.

  4. siwuloki says

    Grasses included? Without grasses, there wouldn’t be horses. Grasses benefit by being grazed. Grasses benefit by burning, too. Their meristems (growth points) are at or below ground level so that they can survive grazing and burning. Without grasses, there wouldn’t be humans. We eat grass. We eat the seeds. We also eat grazers.

  5. johnson catman says

    I have been at a required for work all-day program for the last three days, so I had missed a bunch of your posts. I went back through and skimmed what I have been missing. Love the horses! Question: is your painting above on cardboard? That is what the surface looks like. If so, is that a good base to paint on? And will it last like a painting on canvas? Just curious. And I apologize if you have already answered the question.

  6. says

    Johnson catman, this is being done on a vintage (early 60s) pattern cutting board, and yes, it’s very heavy cardboard. It’s 74″ x 40″, and these make wonderful room dividers or screens for hiding whatever. Once finished, the whole thing will be well varnished, and yes, it will last, there’s no reason it wouldn’t, if it’s kept in reasonable conditions.

  7. johnson catman says

    Thanks Caine! Interesting. I have seen pieces of art using mixed media, and sometimes I wonder how well they will last. I guess the preservation techniques make all the difference.

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