Monday, December 14, 2009

Carry A Big Whip

"Carry A Big Whip" casein 20 x 16" copyright 2009 Kathi Peters

Each day I try to do some artwork. I am usually able to work without any distractions [other than
normal daily distractions of dogs, horses, and husband! ] But of late, the days have had a myriad of minor and major distractions. I know it must be a sign of the holidays that are upon us....baking, shopping, partying ....making lists! It all takes its toll. Any day spent away from the studio feels like time lost for me...as if I lost that one time when I was going to really do my best work yet! ....That one painting that would have that WOW factor!! A day wasted! I wonder how many other artists have that same burn....that same push each day to create and to maybe actually do that best work ever? It is always about the next painting!

My latest painting is pictured above, a hunt scene...and what captured my interest was the whip and the movement of the horse....."Carry A Big Whip " is a 20 x 16" casein on board. It will be available on my website if you want to see a larger image.

Tomorrow is another day where obligations will take me away from the studio. What if tomorrow was going to be the day that I would be painting my masterpeice....and I wasn't there working on it! How will I ever know?!!!

7 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Kathi,
I SO feel like you do - and with company coming in over the holidays, I know I probably won't get any studio time for 2 weeks...oh, the lost paintings! I'm already feeling a bit anxious :-0

Marie Theron said...

I love this painting, Kathi! It is so lively and conjures up a whole slice of life that we who exist far away from horses can only dream of!

Kpeters said...

Thanks,Marie..there are so many disciplines and events with horses.There is always some neat scene begging to be painted! No lack of subject matter!

kp

Tracey said...

I like this one, especially the hounds. Very pretty.

Marie Theron said...

But I suppose one must draw them from a young age onwards to really grasp all aspects of their anatomy. It seems like a very difficult subject! Do get better soon! I suppose tweetering is easier when you are ill?

egmills said...

Beautiful, great compositions and color!

Kpeters said...

Thanks E.G...Always means much when it comes from a fellow artist!!
kp