Horse drawn plows & tractors all competing for the best and straightest plowing! Quite mesmerising to watch, and also a bit of a culture shock when we first arrived in the field, with over 40 tractors, horses and farmers doing there thing, so different to the world I know. It took me a while to find a subject and paint.
Also spending time getting the composition right so it wasn't too linear and on the horizon line.
I've not tackled painting a horse before they were going up and down the same lines so you could anticipate where they would be as they came back but still only seconds to capture them. I wanted them big enough in the painting so you know what they are but not too big that they are dominant and tricky to paint! The people in the foreground were chatting for a bit which allowed me to paint them. I enjoyed painting the sky too.
Here are some of us who was painting that day with a very big shire horse!
What a daunting subject, you are so good at achieving a really attractive composition and you have captured enough gesture in the horses to make them believable. I take my hat off to you for this one.ReplyDelete
A clever painting. Amazing sky, so full of variety and liveliness. Very well done for tackling such a complex subject. Excellent result.ReplyDelete