I have been working on some pencil studies of Conversano Mima, a friend’s 20 year old Lipizzan stallion at White Horse Vale Lipizzans in Goldendale, Washington. The studies are very different. The first is a dynamic expression of horse power, while the other is a formal portrait. Because the drawings are so different, the approach to these paintings suggests different techniques and strategies. The next step is to test out some of my ideas with watercolor.