Here comes #3 out of a projected 10 large paintings inspired by clouds reflected around lily pads floating on the Mill Pond.
The undercoat for this one has a bit more feeling of motion to it than the first two. This is one more reason to work in series–just to see what serendipity does to each painting as I go along.
I reworked Sky Pads 1 because it just seemed too mushy, foggy, vague, and even lifeless. So here’s the result of the alterations.
While I was letting #1 gel in my mind a bit, I continued to work on Sky Pads 2. It was another one of those rare instances when a painting just seems to sort of paint itself. It will be interesting to see if any of the remaining ones in the series can match or surpass it. No pressure here…right?
Can’t leave without showing you one more Aquabord™ horse watercolor. I spent last Saturday at a new tack sale venue, which gave me the opportunity to finish this painting that I had started earlier in March at the Michigan Horse Council Stallion Expo. I titled it “Together” because in spite of the size and age differences, the plucky little 30-year-old Arabian was matching the young Saddlebred’s moves stride for stride. I took a series of photos of them as they ran and for fun put them into a film-strip configuration and I could see that they were indeed “together” for quite a few strides.