It’s been a tough week and I was glad to make it to Friday. After work I headed out to Canemah. Birds are still pretty quiet, but a lot of cobwebs survived the recent rain.

At the end of a hike, a spectacular sunset, encouraged by the fire to the south, lit the sky scarlet and purple.

When I came home, I sat down and did a small study for a painting I am thinking about. My friend took the reference photo with his cell phone, so the quality isn’t great, but the shadows are compelling. In my version I’m pleased with the colors and shapes, but the horses look more like donkeys. In a larger version, I think they’d need to be laid in more carefully.

19 - goldengrazing