Signed-and-numbered limited edition giclees are being made from this image. I’m hoping they will be ready in time for Thursday’s Art Festival in Hillsboro. I’ve just finished preparing the 5 x 7″ greeting card, blank inside, with the following caption on back: Here is my first attempt at painting a fox hunt with hounds. Jennifer Stewart (the artist who designs my website) submitted to me a magnificent photo made by her husband Bart. This painting is also my first “poured” painting, where I poured the watercolor pigments directly onto the wet surface to create all the accidental details of the foliage. The major challenge of this composition was to capture the beauty of the fall foliage without taking the focus away from the magnificent equestrian subjects. The last item I painted was the hounds, and again, I hoped to give them just enough definition to distinguish them, without taking the focus away from the subject.
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Glad to sign off on this one finally. Thanks to all of you who have continually offered encouragement and affirmation. I feel very satisfied with this. The only finishing touches I added were myriads of branches and limbs in the foreground corners, along with dropped in colors to suggest sparse leaves and blossoms. I’m happy with the way the alternating warm and cool colors created this sense of mood. This is my first attempt at poured watercolor, and I’m already looking forward to my next try. I think I’ve opened a new dynamic after years of pursuing the same trademark style. We’ll see where it leads.
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