Days 5 Through 7, #stradaeasel Challenge. Studies: One Teabag; Two Horses
Hi! I thought I’d take a few moments and catch up on posting my daily studies for the #stradaeasel challenge. I have been posting them to my Facebook personal page and business page. But, not everyone has Facebook. More to the point, I like to have my studies, paintings and drawings posted here.
After using acrylic for the first four days of the Strada Easel challenge, I decided to switch media. I thought it would be fun to work with watercolor, my “go to” medium. Still using the lemon wedge and teabag set up, I did one more study.
I feel I could go on doing variations on a theme of teabag and lemon. It could be the start of an entire new series, especially if and when I start going abstract.
However, I was getting in the mood to move on.
And yet, isn’t it kind of amazing that one can get so much content out of a simple teabag and lemon wedge?
But, it was time to move on, at least for awhile. I pulled out my Breyer model horses to serve as subject.
Which brings me to a thought. The purpose of the challenge is to draw or paint from life, including still life. So, my Breyer model horses fit the requirement – I’m drawing models from life; sort of still life horses.
Also, since I have been experimenting with ink for another project, I decided to add ink to my horse studies.
The first study is of an appaloosa. I love the serenity of this horse. For appling the ink, I use dip pens.
This is the way I get to know a subject, as I’ve probably mentioned before. I do several studies. Sometimes they, the studies that is, lead to paintings. Other times, I just enjoy the studies as they are.
So, I’m studying horses, though the breed of horse isn’t my concern. It is the character and expression. Also, I have stuck the list that has the breed of each model away in storage. So, I am somewhat at a loss.
With this study, I used a variety of dip pen nips to experiment with line quality. In the end, I was pleased with the study.
And, so, on I go with the Strada Easel challenge!
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