I’ve been busy in the studio, working on a series of paintings from the reference I gathered at the Galway Downs Horse Trials back in March… More on those later!
This weekend I’ll be at the Flintridge Dressage Show, the site of the West Coast Young Horse Qualifier. I’ll be photographing these championship classes for various magazines, and in between I’ll be painting on location. Whether I’ve got a camera or a paint brush in my hand, stop by and see the progress of what I’m working on! Usually I’ll complete a plein aire painting in oils within 2-3 hours (depending on how much chatting I’m doing at the same time, of course!), and watercolors tend to go a bit faster, so you’ll be able to see a painting or two completed during a morning or afternoon. The grandstand and the stately old trees at Flintridge create a great atmosphere for creativity, and I’m looking forward to being inspired.
This is also a great time to talk with me about that commissioned portrait you’ve been meaning to get started. It’s that sweet moment between shedding out and sunburned coats, so I highly recommend getting your photo reference soon. This weekend, don’t worry about interrupting me while I’m in the middle of a painting — I’ve learned to talk and paint at the same time!