Archive for June, 2012

“Good Game, Good Game”

Image Yay, it's finished!!  Last Memorial Day I was in Charlottesville, VA with friends and family.  We visited some of the wineries in the area and found one that hosts polo games on Sundays.   My goal was to finish it before this past Memorial Day and I did, I'm just a little slow in posting to the blog.  Here is what the original photo looked like - Image I pumped up some of the colors and simplified the background.  I wanted the white horse to be the focus of interest and attempted to blur the edges on the other horse and the riders.  Something I find difficult to do  because I usually end up painting EVERYTHING in detail.  That is my challenge.  The white horse was a lot of fun to paint, there were so many colors in the shadows and reflections, lots to play with.  This is 27" x 20" fluid acrylic on Arches 300lb. watercolor paper.  Hope you like it!