A bit ago, I did the Starving Artist tag, and one of the questions was: 6. What’s the favorite piece you ever made and why its special? Annie and Her Horse No 1 made my very short list of two favorite paintings. I sold Annie several years ago. She’s now living in Germany with a few more of my paintings. I’ve always missed having her hanging on my wall, but I never thought I could or would recreate this painting.
Ever since I answered that question in the tag, I haven’t been able to forget about Annie, tho. It started as a small voice inside my head, but it grew louder, and louder. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore, and I got to work.
Recreating the painting went much smoother than I thought it would, but it longer than I thought it would. Part of it was my fault because I wasn’t all that comfortable recreating the horse. I ended up redoing his face and eye a couple times before I got it the way I intended. The time spent was well worth it to have the painting back in my life once again.
If you’re thinking what is splined canvas? It looks similar to this..