I love painting white/grey horses in the sunlight because I can go crazy with color. But this is what I really saw in the photo reference (thank you!): [link] Thanks to LRG photography [link] for the reference photo! this is 5 x 7 oil on panel
Ooooh, top tip! I get lazy and am too tempted to just stick to what I know... I should experiment more with tools and lack of tools to see what happens. (although right now I should just actually try and do some art at all!).