1.15.2009

"Inspiration From You" Painting : "Getting Ready To Ride"

8"x 8"
acrylic on masonite

At the end of October I asked for "Inspiration From You" and received several wonderful photos and quotes. My hope was to pick a photo or quote and paint or draw one a month and give the gift of a print or note cards of the artwork to the person who provided the inspiration. Obviously, I didn't meet the one-a-month goal.....yet(!)....but now that the busyness of the holidays is over, I should be able to stay on track!
This is a photo from a couple who have 78 beautiful acres in Elk, Washington. Jo & Steve have 12 horses and 5 Labradors. Their animals are their children and they treat them with the utmost love, care and respect. In this painting, Steve is adjusting the stirrups for Thomas to take a ride on Buck.
Please continue to send in photos or other ideas and any kind of story to go along with it. The story gives the painting more meaning!
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17 comments:

Torrie Smiley said...

I love this painting!

dominique eichi said...

This is such a beautiful painting. Your idea to ask for pictures is good for sometimes people have amazing ones and this one is so good. Your work is beautiful.
We're is the Jefferson DSFDF one ?

dominique eichi said...

Is it possible to be added in your follower group ?

Annie Salness said...

Thank you Torrie and Dominique, the Jefferson DSFDF is next! I'll have to go look and see if yours is posted!

Annie Salness said...

Dominique, There is a place to follow and/or also subscribe to get blog updates when I post them via email. Thanks for your interest1

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Annie, Another great painting! And what a wonderful idea to ask for photos and stories from your fan club. This painting has an intimacy about it that makes it very special.

Sheila said...

Wow what a great idea you had which resulted in an even greater painting. I love how the sun slashes through the moody din of the stable. Lovely

CONRAD said...

love the contrast in this painting
very nice

Michael Orwick, Orwick Arts said...

Wow, great painting. I love the brush work, just the right amount of detail.
- www.michaelorwick.com

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a really beautiful painting, Annie!

Vern Schwarz said...

Annie, what a great photo and a great, great painting! Just beautiful.

Edward Burton said...

BEAUTIFUL painting, Annie - what brushwork!

Theresa Rankin said...

This is so beautifully subtle!! Excellent!

monajonescordell said...

Your blog site is an inspiration to those of use timidly coming on board:) also, your assignment has me checking through photos to find one that i would enjoy you considering.
your technique has the elements of freshness and spontaneity. let talk about the moving fig. anytime. mona, portl.ore as well

Annie Salness said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful and encouraging comments!

Jala Pfaff said...

Really fantastic painting.

jennifer woodburn said...

What a beautiful painting Annie. You really know how to capture light!

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