September 5, 2011
"Hat Creek Pony" oil on canvas, 16X20"
This is a little studio painting....time to push out a few larger paintings. I find it interesting how much more quickly studio paintings go since I have been working at improving my core skills by drawing and painting from life. As I have discussed with fellow painters, skill levels tend to plateau when only studio painting is done - and by this I am referring to paintings that are executed primarily with the use of photographic reference, working 2D to 2D. Working from life is a lot tougher, but really necessary if you are wanting to see improvement.
I am always curious to know what the experiences of other artists are like in this regard, so drop me a line if you have some comment around this. Inquiring minds want to know.
As always - happy painting!