Friday, November 14, 2008

My fave acrylic painting of horses

Time flies. It has been a month since I posted. Anyhow, I thought I'd post my favourite painting I've done. It is 2 plough horses (draught horses), doing what they do best, ploughing.
A couple of years ago our homeschooling group visited a field day at a local farm here in the Lockyer Valley and there I snapped a photo of these horses.
I paint in acrylics so this one is acrylics on canvas.
What I love the most about this picture is how I managed to paint it in an impressionist fashion. I always strive for a looser feel to my paintings but usually end up putting in heaps of details and lose the loose feel. Anyways here it is.


  1. Hi Jaana,

    I can see why this is your fave pics. Can you tell us a bit of your art journey up to now on this blog site. We would really like to know.

  2. Thanks Lloyd for your comment.
    I'll quickly share my art journey.
    Since I was a youngster, I've loved to draw and sketch, and I think I was pretty good at it anyway. But it wasn't until I had the opportunity to participate in folk art lessons with a lovely local lady that I realised that adding colour to my drawings wasn't that hard that my art really took off. I then spent almost a year painting at every opportunity and selling them on ebay. That time was really good for the practice I got and also the encouragement of others liking them enough to spend their money on. Since we started our house building project, time has become scarce and hence my paintings have become more opportunities to seriously improve my art.I spend more time reading and then putting into practice what I've read. So I haven't completed as many pieces but have spent more time on each one.
    Take care