At the beginning of this painting the cat Smoky decided that he wanted to lay behind the horse on top of the black t-shirt. He was so funny that my mother in-law was laughing hysterically for a while. It was great, and if he would have stayed there still for a while I would have added him to the painting, maybe it would have turned out better.
I just had so much trouble with this painting. I think it was due to the very loose way I began. I didn’t draw everything perfectly before starting and it was so difficult to get it back to anything specifically rendered. This is where I need to practice painting the figure more often.