Finally, I am back in the saddle. The recent back injury during the ice storm really affected everything. It was hard enough to get the basics done much less paint. The is in stage one, and I couldn't get the blue tint out of the photo, but I think it will turn out interesting. The canvas is smoother than I am used to, it makes the oil paint slide around like watercolor. I think this will turn out interesting; I'm excited to get further into my subject-Choctaw. The more I paint these horses the more creative I can become.