The Golden Hour

Ok, I will admit it, I get frustrated being the good girl.  Yes, I persevered doing the still life and just needed to let loose.  So I finished this horse and it was just the right thing.  For me this is pretty loose and sketchy, but who cares.  I really like all the dusty atmosphere going on with this picture and appreciate Janina Suuronen's fabulous shot.  The color and shadows reminded me of the golden hour that painters and photographers look for in the morning and evening.  When the light is just really special.
I  pulled out some of my sanded paper, since I purchased a bit of "Wallis"-like paper at Cheap Joes when we were in Boone, NC and thought I'd try to get the feel of it again.  I forgot how much powder it produces.  Also forgot that I needed to go in with hard pastels first and then some of the softer ones.  Also I had issues with the Saral that I used for rough outlines in that the pastel didn't want to cover it. Don't remember having that issue before.
Anyway, hope you are having a super weekend and thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Love this! Lately I have this "thing" with horses!!! I have SO many reference photos ready to be painted!!!! You did a great job with this one....hope to see more!

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    1. I am not sure about horses up close and personal. It I have enjoys painting them. Can't wait to see what you do with yours my friend. As it happens I do,have another on the board.

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  2. A fabulous piece Nelvia. I really like the feeling of perseverance it portrays and the story that is implied.

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    1. Thanks much Val, I always love to hear what people see in a painting. One of the things I am working on is not giving all the clues which should make it more fun for the viewer t,determine the story.

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  3. Beautful! Love horses and this leaves a mystery feeling

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    1. Hey there always appreciate hearing what you think. I am glad you see a mystery. In reality there is a fence and great shadows from posts, but I liked just simplifying it.

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