Monday, September 1, 2014

30 Day Challenge Day 1: Horses on Carrot Island

Horses on Carrot Island
copyright 2014 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"
Here we are at day one of the 30 Day Painting Challenge hosted by artist Leslie Saeta!  Me and many other artists will be posting daily paintings during the month of September on Leslie's blog.  It is an excellent way to push yourself to progress.  This time I will be focusing on beach scenes from my summer including Beaufort, NC and the Indiana Dunes.

This painting is the first horse painting I've ever done!  (Unless you count fourth grade drawings.)  The horses on Carrot Island are all wild.  This painting had to be done from a photo since they move so quickly.  The sun was setting from the opposite direction creating amazing purple clouds to the east. 


  1. Congratulations--your first painting is wonderful! Great colors, and I think the horses look great, too. Enjoy the challenge!

  2. Scrumptious colors and absolutely killer clouds!

  3. You are welcome to join and/or follow my Pinterest board of all the artists participating in the Leslie Saeta "30 in 30" challenge. Just send me your email so that i can send you an invitation.

    Thank you!

  4. I thought you must be a western artist when I saw this one. It's beautiful! Reminds me of some wild horses I saw in Wyoming a couple of years ago. Well done!

  5. Beautiful work! Love the color and mood :)


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