• Sue Steiner

Spirit, Power and Grace II

I’ve enjoyed painting this horse…. I am inching my way to being done.  At this stage I am applying glazes and small details so the changes move along more slowly. 

The glare of wet paint flattens the image. When its completed and dry I will show this again. 

I am a little frustrated today because of scheduling problems and conflicts I am not getting into my studio to paint for the time I need.   I suppose any working mom has this problem but I think since my hours are ‘flexible’ they are the first to flex.  My kids only have another month of summer so I am not wanting to wish that time away but the other problem is that painting is a solitary activity.  I thought of bringing my painting supplies back home again but moving things is so disruptive to the creative process for me I don’t want to do that either.   Time management and schedules are a challenge when I am in my right brain mode….

For once I’d like to see the people who function best in the left brain mode being asked to spend most of their time doing something creative.   It would be fun to switch things up a bit.  They’d be begging for a check list to mark steps off and directions to follow and a manual. They’d want structure and a step by step guide.   When they would be told… its all up to you to create ‘something’ from this pile of raw materials using your imagination they would be lost.   

Hmmmm, that was a fun exercise to imagine.  🙂 

On the horse side of things I have a total of 5 really amazing rescue horses!  All are rideable and are doing well. I am done taking I any more.  I watched Animal Hoarders last night and don’t want to become one!  🙂  Its amazing to me that I got these horses out of a kill pen and I don’t think I could of been as lucky to find such nice horses if I hunted them down!  I’ll share some pics …. some of these are from when they first arrived and others are a bit more recent.

Rhythm, Day One