Back in the studio and starting this series of oil sketches on board from a Newmarket visit with the Society of Equestrian Artists a few years ago. I am working as loosely as I can here to capture the essential shapes and colours. Another 9 to go and hoping to submit a few for the Horse In Art exhibition. I am planning to continue beyond these sketches towards real abstraction. But first I want to look and try and get these studies into my bones.
#5 is an awkward photo and as yet I have not resolved it as a painting. I am going to darken the area top right, something wrong, too much detail, wrong tone. The red tree so important to the whole thing. I did not realise this until I had stopped painting today. I went back and altered it.