"Determined To Win"
When everyone expects me to share paintings of Spring Flowers or cockerels it really is nice to do my usual of being " unusual" by throwing in an unexpected subject. It feels very suitable to share this painting which started as a study last night.
My life feels like a blur at the moment as I juggle so many projects constantly. My March Exhibition in Alton is now prepared but I am working on new collections for another gallery and a special show later this year. I am also working on my second book . I jump from subject to subject at will as my heart leads me and enjoy the variety of colours in each.
This painting holds excitement for me and the sense of movement that is necessary to bring it to life. Working without a preliminary sketch means my focus really is on colour and how it interacts. Techniques are vital to create variety throughout the composition so that the viewer can really fill in gaps with their own imagination. I can just see the horses muzzle although this isn't painted. I can feel the speed at which the horses are moving even though they aren't even there and the steam from the heat of the animals as their breath hits the cold air all adds to the thrill of the race.
I am racing to fulfil my commitments today and possibly this feeling is entering my work.
I am painting to fast music and feeling the heady rush of the feeling of winning..........
A complete change from painting flowers to peaceful calm lyrics!