Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I try to be sensitive to what it is about the subject that interests me. Here it's the horse's graceful gesture, his curious glance and his rich chestnut color. The sunny morning that enveloped his constant parade also became an important element. Hopefully the eye continues to move around the painting and does not fix on a static shape and get stuck there. As a landscape painter I don't often deal with my main subject constantly in motion. So this became my overriding challenge of the day. Thank you for your interest in my artwork and commentary. Especially to the three fellow artist-bloggers who consider me a favorite! I'm honored to know that. Feedback is encouraging in the generally private world of the artist. This painting: "Plein Air @ the Farm" is available for purchase from my website - www.JILLBERRYARTIST.com . It is currently showing at Whatever! Gallery in Pensacola, FL.