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.