As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to finish paintings I’ve had hanging up on my studio wall for a few years. “Naptime” was painted in June of 2006 en plein air at a pony farm south of Philomath Oregon. I was so thrilled when the white pony decided to curl up under the tree in my painting, I of course had to put her in! The photo below shows where I stopped painting that day — except I’ve cut off about 5-6 inches from the bottom. The foreground wasn’t adding anything to the composition, so I eliminated it.
I then decided, although I had been looking between several bushes and over a gate to this tree, field and horse in the distance, I didn’t need to have those bushes squeezing in the sides of the composition, so they were removed also. I’m happy to share another “off the wall” painting, available now at my Daily Paintworks gallery.
pastel on archival sanded paper
9 3/4 x 12 inches unframed
$225 starting bid (Auction) + $10 shipping and handling