Saddling Up was painted from photographs of an inspiring early morning trip to the Stables in Medora. I got there in time to see the cowgirls preparing for the day’s trail riders. This sweet looking mare is patiently anticipating the heavy saddle about to be hoisted onto her back. The strength of this cowgirl was also admirable.
The light coming from behind the horse that wraps around the silhouette is known as backlighting. It provides a fantastic playground for color. The key is to make sure the edge shape of the light is interesting and uneven.
A display by female artists lighting up the Landscape of North Dakota opens tonight at 5:30 pm at the Capital Gallery in Bismarck and runs until August 27th.
Starting today! – sign up for Art in the Afternoon Workshop for teens at the Red Door Museum & Gallery in Wahpeton, ND from 1:00-4:00. For $5.00, students can join this class today or for the remaining 2 independent weekly sessions. Today we are painting a flower basket.
Watercolor Painting, August 10-11 9:30am-4:00pm (limited to 8 students) at the Henning Landmark Center, MN.