I have been dabbling in some landscape exercises. This is the latest. 48 x40 cm, oil on plywood. Midsummer Sunset. I have also been a bit slowed down by an accident involving 28 stitches to my head, mostly concealed by the hair. I was extremely lucky and yesterday had the stitches removed and feeling surprisingly good!
During the Easter studio tour I sold a piece that had not been completed, so I just finished it last week. A steel piece in a concrete base on a wooden stand. This is how it looks now. The buyer is coming to pick it up later so I may set it up outside, but the piece is heavy (at least 60 kg) so I may need some help.
Today I made really good progress! But my most honest and helpful critic and muse (my dear wife) thought it was boring to show yet another photo of the painting I am working on… so I won’t post a photo of the result of today’s work!
I also had a fantastic day with Rambo! He was grumpy to start with, put his ears back when I was grooming him, which is unusual, but I worked him in the round pen, rode him with success and later worked him in the large arena for the first time. After not too long he made a surprisingly good stop, almost like a reining horse! Big grins on both may face and my excellent trainer Terry Berg! So he got to go back, take a shower and relax for the rest of the day! Good boy!