Endangered: Rhino Charcoal Painting

It's has been quite a long while since I used charcoal for creating my artwork. It has been a favourite medium to work with for many years but I've been focused on developing my oil and acrylic techniques and didn't have brain space for it.

Charcoal makes a wonderful break from painting with colour. It's ability to stay loose, to suggest and convey emotion is delightful.

Last Autumn I created two pieces in charcoal on gallery stretched canvas. I enjoyed the process and the finished pieces so much I'm planning to create a series. Of course, I'll have to reclaim my studio space from the household chaos first! But I cannot wait!

This piece is called “Threatened”. The original is still available. Email me if you're interested!

~ Renée

“Threatened”, Rhinoceros, Charcoal on Canvas, 30” x 40” x 1.5”

“Threatened”, Rhinoceros, Charcoal on Canvas, 30” x 40” x 1.5”

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.

Returning to Black and White

It's been quite a long time (dare I say years?) since I expressed my passions in charcoal. In fact, I'd say I ave it up because I thought it was too much fun, too easy. I should suffer for my art, right? Oh how very wrong, according to my artist friend.

Therefore an elephant is born, emerging form the dusting of charcoal on my canvas to express its power and elegance. Its a little like coming home or maybe like going on holiday to get to push the charcoal around again. Such an earthy substance for a very earthy being.

This Ellie will be going into the studio tour along with several of my horses and landscapes.

Time to get back to the … 😉

“Ponderous Grace”, charcoal on canvas, 30”×40”×1.5”, (c) Renée Forth-Fukumoto 2018

“Ponderous Grace”, charcoal on canvas, 30”×40”×1.5”, (c) Renée Forth-Fukumoto 2018