Thought I would share a little of my creative process with you. The really difficult part comes before a paintbrush ever touches the canvas. Many sketches, ideas for compositions, many sheets of paper wadded up and thrown away. Finally deciding on the composition. I want to portray strength and a little drama here. The horse is sketched on the canvas with charcoal, then I paint over the lines with a thin acrylic in a dark color. Doesn't look like much but a lot of work went into it.