Keeping On The Track

I have thought of painting being like riding a race horse and wanting to let up on the reins but not so much that the horse jumps the rail.  I was reading again this morning where an author was talking about how a new artist wants to be bold but without the basics of drawing and painting and that type of art shows that lack of knowledge.  Being bold in painting being OK but only when it is backed by knowledge.  It is like a new jockey jumping on a race horse and wanting it to run like the wind with no knowledge of handling the horse.  I have been painting for 40 years and will never quit learning so please keep that in mind when looking at one of my paintings below. I did this watercolor years ago and hope it shows bold with some knowledge of painting.  

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