Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride
Oil on canvas, 10x8
GOT Art Gallery Holiday Trunk Show
After a full day of visiting with family in from Australia, tonight finds me painting in a vintage theme.  I have never painted a horse-drawn sleigh before, so this is my first attempt, possibly a Christmas card candidate!  I am really playing with the grays here, pushing a little prussian blue in with a little violet.  I will need to take another photo, as the blues do not appear as strong as they are in the night lighting.  I have discovered that I do not like using the palette knife on canvas - the wood panels accept the knife marks so much better, without all of the skipping off the tops of the canvas tooth.  Painting number 322 in 322 days.