Friday, August 28, 2009

"Same Mood, Different Media"

Two renderings done 20 years apart. The oil on left is one of two of these that I did 20 years ago. The watercolor on right was just rendered recently. I love the ownership/love connection between the mother and foal: The mother for the foal. The foal for the mother. It rings loud and clear whether in oils or w/c. Interesting the different color choices give a slightly different presentation, but the two stay connected in each.
Technique Tip: Choose subjects that will evoke some emotion when they are viewed. Remember that you, the artist, are a viewer also and can let the "mood" wash over you as you paint. R...
♥ "A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it." ~Frank A. Clark
Left OIL: (16 x 20") in private collection; Right w/c: (10 3/4 x 14 1/4")


  1. Rich and beautiful! Love the background in the oil and the transparent shadows in the watercolor! What fun to go back and paint the same subject again!