Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello Wilber.

 Made a visit to the Schick farm and got a tour of the place. Bob and his wife Jeannie rescue horses. As we were walking through the paddock the sun came out and cast these beautiful shadows on the wall. And as if he was on cue this fellow popped his head out to say hello. He was a NYC Police horse during 9-11 and now spends his retirement eating grass and enjoying the sun.  I really liked the play of light and shadow and all of the interlocking squares and rectangles. The shadows were gone in seconds. I was lucky to get a shot of the horse. I took a lot of reference pictures and built the painting. Great fun getting back into the studio after a hiatus because of school. Pastel 18x24 in on sienna toned sanded paper.