Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Animal Grouping: 5 horses and two dogs!
This very large 30 x 40 pastel of 5 horses and two small dogs was worked from a variety of photographs-some of which I took and some that the owners had. It was challenging to come up with a viable solution to incorporate so many animals of such diverse proportions! Finally I hit upon the idea of putting the little dogs on a more even level with the horses by sitting them on top of the tack trunk! I'm happy to report that the owner was thrilled and as a portrait artist, well, it doesn't get any better than that! I have since added the farm initials to the tack trunk :-)