Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chilli Boy in Second !


Title-Chilli boy in second
Medium-Oil on primed Masonite board
Size 6x8 inches



Chilli Boy in Second, makes for a painting today. In Maun we have a dirt horse track where they sometimes have local horse racing, and that is where my inspiration came from for this painting.
 I am finding that painting smaller works gives me the freedom of using more oil paints, and trying new effects that I would otherwise not be comfortable doing on a large scale. I decided I would blur the horses, to create a sense of action, and only leave Chilli Boy in focus, the horse that is currently holding second place in the race.

I was only going to post a painting a day for a week,when I stumbled across Leslie Saeta blog and her 30 paintings in 30 days art challenge,and found myself joining .Whether I will complete this challenge or not remains to be seen...

11 comments:

Olga Díaz said...

Me gusta el movimiento. Felicidades.

Micaela said...

hmm i know who might steal this painting! Very nice;)You should do some more like this.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Yes I was thinking of doing some more of this subject,since I like the effect.

Dottie Leatherwood said...

great sense of motion! A very dynamic painting!

Kathleen said...

Well done! Beautiful job at capturing the fast pace of the race! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 30 day challenge.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Fantastic energy! Nice way to start the challenge.

JanettMarie said...

Nice painting Roger. Good luck with the challenge.
Go "Chilli Boy"!

Youvegotmaille said...

I really like the blurriness and the focus on the subject. I logged on first thing this morning and found that 40+ people already had a painting posted... wow!

Anyway, great start, best of luck with the challenge.

Laurie G. Miller said...

Wow...this is so dynamic! Beautiful and good luck with the 30 day challenge!

Fay Terry said...

A very exciting painting, Roger. The challenge is already providing a great way to meet artists from all over the world!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thank you all for visiting and commenting.I did not realize that by joining this challenge I would get so many new visitors to my blog.So once again thanks for taking the time to comment,it motivates me to try my best to complete this challenge.