Thursday, February 19, 2009

Horses Playing - Still in Progress

February 19, 2o09
I'm just posting this to get credit for my many hours of work on it today.

12 comments:

Connie said...

Some wonderful things going on in this painting. If you've lost some things, you'll get them back even better. What I love is that the original playful intent in the horse's body language is still very strong. I'm enjoying this a lot! Good challenge for yourself, Camille.

Edward Burton said...

Hi Camille, it's coming along nicely. Connie is right - you will get back what you lost and it will even be better. It's all a learning process. I just saw what Karin has for us on DSFDF and I can't wait to see what you will do with it!

Donna Crosby said...

I find that looking at the image on a blog in progess opens up ones critical eye. When Im painting I miss those things. Within minutes of a post I usually know where I need to work.
I like the movement in this piece and your color scheme is harmonious in my opine.

Anonymous said...

I love the horsies! It's wonderful how far this painting has come. The last I saw of it were the sketches. I love them, and horses are hard to do.
Madeline

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yes, the body language of the horses is all there. I admire you for posting it and you will get there.

Lynda Lehmann said...

It's looking great!

We need to learn not to be too hard on ourselves. Otherwise we will end up doing NOTHING! So give yourself all the pats on your back you can muster!

I'm glad I've discovered your blog!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Very kind encouraging people, I haven't worked on this since that day. I sure do appreciate your thoughts on it though! I may need to back-burner it for a bit and get started on something else that will get me revived again. I've had almost a week of doing other things besides painting (imagine that!) and I've kind of lost my groove. I'm having the problem Hemingway avoided when he always quit writing when he knew what would come next. I paused on this one, not knowing what was the next step and now I'm befuddled. Caren, fear not, I will get back to it -- thanks for your patience! This is how it is with me -- very unpredictable when "the muse" will visit me and what whisperings will go in my ear. So I will be back with a different something, maybe my next Karin Jurick one... not sure. Again, thanks to everyone for visiting my blog.

Annie said...

Hallo Camille, ik kijk uit naar het vervolg... Grtz!

James Parker said...

Hola, Camille. Haven't seen ya for a while, so I thought I'd drop in and check on ya. Horsing around, I see. But looking good. Saw your comment on DSFDF and kinda agree with you, but Karin probably has to post them as they come in for self preservation. I don't check her blog until I'm almost ready to submit. Drop by and check out my beetles.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Camille, there is nothing 'stinker' about this painting...! The playfulness and energy of the horses comes through in your color and brushstrokes. Your landscapes reads as if in the distance...you are so close!!

Greg Little said...

Hi Camille, I love the lines and interaction of the horses.I think you are onto something really good here with your composition. If I may , think about "losing" the background with aerial perspective, keeping the focus on the movement of the horses.... I could even see them against mostly sky with a low horizon... I look forward to seeing it finished, it's going to be great!!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Greg, I think I may try what you suggested. Also as you may have noticed, I changed the look of the blog. Maybe that will help me see these in a new light. But I think I'll try the lowered horizon line idea to emphasize the horses themselves. Thanks, Greg! And thanks Annie and Dana for the encouragement too!