Cleaned off my palette in preparation of a new study of a horse. I've been reading about Rosa Bonheur and I've never painted a horse so this is a good opportunity to learn something new. I've also been busy with EAS Custom Canvas testing out oil grounds. The more I refine the process, the more I realize how much the surface affects the final outcome. Painting on these canvases is something that I want every artist to experience.
Here's a great example of Rosa Bonheur's work: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/season/20/charleston-sc/appraisals/rosa-bonheur-the-old-pensioner-painting-ca-1875--201506T17