In the absence of progress on the cabin (still raining) and no work actually completed here is a study of 'Leo' a young horse painted in pastel some time ago. He was in a relaxed pose and I wanted to show the lovely softness and sheen of his coat. In the brown/bay coat are many shades of umber and various browns, blues, greys and a lovely purple brown. If you study the coat of a horse, or any animal, you will see many subtle shades which make up the overall colour. It takes some years to train your eye to see all of them - artists learn all their lives! We look at things differently and that is part of the fun and challenge of painting.
I am an artist working in the South East of the UK and I draw and paint (using pencil, oil paint or soft pastels) all subjects but especially Arabian horses. I also run a small art group from home. It is a privilege to immortalise much loved pets as well as champion animals and I hope you will find 'Notes from the Easel' interesting.