Work In Progress
Some people may know that I have an art page on Facebook. (ReinersueArt) I've been doing art work for many years. I work in mostly acrylics, graphite and a medium called scratch boarding. I've called myself a 'veteran paint-by-number' person as I used to do a lot of them when I was a kid - I still do. They're great for learning many things. I'm sure that you can guess what my favorite subject is to paint - horses!
|An example of scratchboarding|
Of course, that's what it's like learning something new so we all have to go through it. He's a story I wanted to share about my new challenge.
This past winter was cold and snowy and my new place was mostly setup. I do have to paint the rooms this year. Another paint project.
|A study of a horse's mouth.|
Working in pastel pencil
I was perusing youtube about a month ago and noticed an older English gentlemen showing how easy and fun it is to work in a relatively new art medium called pastel pencils. I had some oil pastels 30 years ago and I didn't like how they worked. I love to color so they looked like something I would like to try.
|1st attempt at pastel pencils|
I have a few subjects I want to paint this year like 2 reining stallions that passed away last year and a new foal we're about to have here.
I encourage people to try something new to challenge ourselves. I've even joined this English gentlemen's club to more easily learn about pastel pencils. The awkwardness is only temporary and I find that it really does give us new skills to help us.
Have you wanted to try something new in the horse world. I hope you do!
Putting my spin on trying new things