This subject matter is the most challenging that I attempt “en plein-air”. There are so many shapes that are difficult to draw, and the shapes are moving in an unpredictable manner the whole time. I try to stand back and not focus on the details…not let myself get stuck there. I try to focus on values, and the colors that I see. I want the essence of the scene. The feel of what is happening with out having to render every detail perfectly. My farrier always laughs, because when I pay him, we refer to his payment as his model fee. He says he charges extra for nude modeling….I don’t think I will take him up on it! Ha!

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