Started Moose

This is the beginning of an oil painting of my friend's beloved horse, Moose.  


Today, I also sketched on an envelope while waiting for the ferry.  


 Pretty good for kids screaming in the back and only two pens in the car.


This is after I worked on it again the next day. I hope to make the horse subtle, soft and layers of more n more oil to the paint. I hope to make the background more complimentry somehow. Softer, lighter, smoother, happier. The original picture has him surrounded by fencing. Maybe I can make an impressionistic field behind him.  


Added some color to cover up and hopefully make him look less flat. I'm attempting to make the background less flat as well.