For those of you who are new to my blog, I started an “Art Challenge” (read here about it) a few weeks ago and I haven’t had any time to work on art since Project One. But I finally made the time a couple days ago and was able to start and complete my fastest painting in just one evening.
I’ve always loved animals and I really have more than one favourite. Lions and tigers are my ultimate favourite, but I don’t really know to go about painting them yet…I like cats, rabbits, penguins, and elephants, so it was hard to choose. Then I decided….a horse.
The funny thing is I have never cared much about horses, until I had the opportunity from a friend (who teaches English riding) to give me a lesson. It was then I fell in love. I had never really ridden before, just a couple walks around the yard with a neighbour’s horse type of thing, but this experience… it was magical! I loved the English riding…it was so graceful, beautiful, and so much more of an art compared to Western riding. I even got to take a jump…which felt like flying. Anyway, if I had the money, time, and stayed at home more it would be something I’d love to get in to.
So for my “Favourite Animal” project this is what I did.
It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it because I’ve never actually even drawn a horse before, let alone painted one. Painting or drawing horses have been of my “art fears”. I did it anyway.
This painting is more folksy, a style which I haven’t dabble in much. Since I’m very new to this whole painting/drawing thing, I’m still trying to discover my signature style. Because of that fact, I’ve been trying so many different types of art to see what I love best and then taken a little bit from each style..modern, realistic, cartoon, manga, impressionistic…it’s been a fun adventure…that I think is just beginning.
I’m not sure when I will post my Project Three (which is my favourite food…take a guess as to what that is!), but one thing’s for sure…I’ll have a recipe for it!
Do you have a favourite animal? What style of art do you enjoy?
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