Horses, My Love

Yesterday i spent the day visiting my own horse and recuperating from a busy Wednesday that included an afternoon and evening at the Royal Winter Fair. ❤🐎. Are you familiar with it? It's amazing to get to watch top tier competitors in so many different horse sport disciplines all under one roof.

Here's a TBT to an acrylic painting I did of my own horse and his buddy a couple of years ago. Where did the time go?! I think this was my last acrylic painting in this style before switching to oils, which lead me to rediscovering acrylics in a new style! But that's a story for another day.

It's funny how small the original looks (16"×20", so not particularly small really) now that I've been painting several 30"×40" and larger. Yet it took me what seemd like forever to finish it!

Well, I need to get some dogs walked and dishes done before heading back into the studio for a while then dashing up to see my horse who is sadly and mysteriously lame on and off this Autumn. 🐎😍😣

What are you up to this fine Friday?! I hope you have a good one!

Getting Reacquainted, acrylic on canvas, 16x20. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.  Two horses greeting after a separation period, painted in a realistic style.

Getting Reacquainted, acrylic on canvas, 16x20. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.

Two horses greeting after a separation period, painted in a realistic style.

Open Studio Home Tour

Good morning! How are you doing these fine Autumn days? Does it seem like Autumn gets shorter every year? Or is that just me?

This year Autumn feels like its speeding away like a runaway horse. Its been a busy summer with not much easel time and suddenly the pressure is on to paint! In some ways deadlines for shows has taught me to loosen up. It's either loosen up and get moving the paint around the canvas or don't make the show!

This year in mid November I am participating in the local United Way Holiday Home Tour which will be featuring the artists and makers from a cooperative to which I belong here in town. We have a shop called The Artisans Attic which has been open for business for more than 20 years! It's a wonderful group with fabulously talented people and I am so delighted to be able to participate with them.

Currently on my easel is this sky and landscape oil painting exploring my fascination and love of clouds and rural views.

If you're local, you should buy a ticket and come to this show! I'd love to meet you!

Autumn Skies, oil on canvas, in progress. Renee Forth-Fukumoto

Autumn Skies, oil on canvas, in progress. Renee Forth-Fukumoto