The painting is finished, but you may be somewhat puzzled by the title of the post and the caption under the photo. Sometimes I get carried away being a bit punny, but I will explain because I know nobody has a clue what I’m talking about. This is one of the few paintings I’ve done that is based on a photo taken on an overcast day. Thus the lack of shadows on the ground and on the horse. There is, of course, some shading necessary to define the contours of the horse, but it’s minimal in this case. The autumn colors on the foliage in the background make it seem like it might have been a sunny day, but in my numerous adventures photographing colorful trees I have oddly found that the colors “pop” from a background even more on an overcast or rainy day than they do in the sun. One of my favorite landscapes is this one I painted from a New England photo trip on a misty day–
Next up will be some more Aquabords to take with me to a horse expo in Michigan next month. Can’t have too many Aquabords at a big show!