Today I needed a break from the draft horse series I have been working on so I pulled out a picture of some baby goats. I wanted to capture their playful but loving personalities. I decided to add a weathered wood background as that would contrast nicely with the neutral pallet of the goats. I decided to add the rocks and position them attempting to stand on top of the rocks. I felt that the rocks gave interesting shapes to break up the strong Vertical lines of the weathered wood. This painting is 11 x 14 acrylic on canvas
This is the first in a series I am creating for a featured artist show I am having at Hutchins Street Square Lodi, CA. in October this year. My theme is the history of the draft horse. I choose to paint two Belgium draft horses pulling a cart of pumpkins. I wanted to have the setting be in the fall with the warm and jewel tone autumn colors. I included the cat to give a little whimsy and the play on the large gentle horses and the small defiant cat. This is a 15 x 30 Acrylic on canvas.