Once again I limited my subject to a single object, although the surface of the rusted old horse shoe had me lost in fabulous rusty tones. The color of rust is one of my favorite things to paint actually. I love the beauty created as the metal breaks down in multiple colors. It is common knowledge in the country that the shoe opening must point upwards or all the luck will run out. But, of course. I managed to do this 5 x 7 in two and a half hours, a little over my desired time of 120 minutes.