I started a smaller 10"x8" piece today of a Friesian horse in harness. I really enjoy doing the leather work along with the horse- the variation in texture is always a challenge I enjoy. I hope to finish this piece this week. I think I am aiming this one toward the AAEA show if they allow me to use photos with references I did not take (have to re-read the rules). I e-mailed last year to ask what category I could enter my scratchboard in and was told I could not enter it because there was no category! But Julie Bender has entered her woodburning pieces for several years and there is no class for her either. I e-mailed Julie earlier this year and she enters her pieces as paintings!! So this year I am going to send in my entries, put them as drawings and see what they do with them- worst case they don't let anything in. Best case I win some cash or sell a piece! The AAEA show is hold at the Kentucky Horse park, which also happens to be where the Friesian Horse Association of North America's main headquarters are....hmmmm.... maybe someone will see is from there and not be able to live without it! :D
The lovely photo reference was provided by Daisyree Barkkar, a friend from wetcanvas and fellow artist. Thanks Daisyree!