16 x 20 Painting #1
Susie E. Caron
This was my first large painting and took me 2 months to complete. I called this 'my love painting' because I knew it may not be an artistic treasure, but a reminder of my love for this horse.
We framed it and II sealed the following identification label on the back.
Horse Play with Water #1
Artist: Susie E. Caron
Original painting in acrylics;
Size 16" x 20"
An expression of the artist’s love for
her 8 year old Morgan Horse, Apple.
This was difficult, but I think I was successful because first I practiced...
Prior to attempting this one, I practiced by painting on 4.5" x 4.5" wooden 'plates (front and back). These would become Christmas presents to our grown children.
Many of these were copies of photos, etc. I'd found on the internet. As a result, they were great for practice and it's a good way to learn to paint.
I completed a total of 23 of them before I began to work on larger canvas.
I created original paintings for our own coasters illustrating our current pets. As you can see, I played with my signature a bit to help me decide how I wanted to sign my paintings. Because these are tiny, only 4.5" by 4.5" they took me only a week or two to complete. I made a lot of mistakes on each one, but it's easy to redo by painting over any mistake. After it dried I made any corrections I needed.
These were loads of fun to do. When I completed several of them, including something fun on the reverse sides, I sprayed each one with an acrylic sealer, twice. This made them essentially water proof.
We use ours during morning coffee, in our sun room and for cold drinks while watching TV . To date they are holding up really well.
I'll show you some more of my original paintings for coasters in my next blog.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the comments below. I'll be glad to share what I know.
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