Sometimes I get off track while I’m painting, like yesterday. When that happens, I can look at my best paintings, like ”Working Force”, to remind me of what I have learned and what was forgotten. It is easy to make painting difficult and simplicity is the key. It is good to slow down, make decisions and concentrate on following through. Fear and rushing seems to be the ultimate destroyer.
A curvilinear grid was painted over the surface and the blaze on the horses were carefully placed before the horse heads were drawn in. The horizontal curves suggest an up and down motion magnified by the contrasting diagonals. I particularly enjoy the effect of the grid-like muscular shapes in the body of the foreground horse.