This painting is "Taking Her Walk." It is 24x12, Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas. I painted this from a reference photo that I took at Wildseed Farms, just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.
This delightful lady was looking intently at all of the fields. I found her posture so striking and chose to paint her walking on a path. She seemed to be the type of person that would take a daily walk and drink in all of nature's glory. This painting can be viewed on my website by clicking HERE.
I've noticed that many of my paintings have paths in them, something entirely unconscious that I have been doing. Paths are interesting to paint, you can add so many colors to the ground, shadows, etc. I do like to paint them, and I guess it is because they leave some air of mystery to a painting, such as where is that path going? Where will it take her? What's on the other side? It presents questions that the viewer can answer.
Baby Chick update!
The little chicks are finally with The Big Chickens! They are doing just fine, and seem to enjoy the big pen. AND, we have a new little hatch again from our chickens. That is two this fall, a record. Baby chick is doing well.
Until next week!