Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Finally back to this painting. Feeling a bit uninspired with it! I can't wait to paint the horse and rider as I love the pose, light, and everything about it... but have so little enthusiasm for the background. Got some paint on today, just rough guidelines really but I'm pleased to have made a proper start!
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 19:47
Friday, 13 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
VERY nearly finished! Horse and rider are done, just a few glazes left to do over the whole background to bring it all together and tidy it up.
Can't wait to finally sign it. This has been by far the most challenging painting I have done to date in terms of the sheer time and work involved!
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 20:21
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
So nearly finished!
Today was a 'glaze day' so not much actual work other than slopping on a load of thin paint... but I'm so pleased with how it has brought it together! Nice to see the ugly highlight/lowlight stages transformed with a burnt umber glaze.
Just tidying up now really but a bit more darker detail in the mane and reins and few other bits here and there. Also think the grass at the front needs more detail and the trees need taking back a bit too.
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 20:02
Monday, 9 February 2009
Work on shadows done today. Doesn't look that much different from the photo yesterday but it is really! I'm hoping a thin glaze of burnt umber will see the horse finished. The riders jacket needs some work and the reins... the rest is just touching up the finer detail. Can't wait to finish it now!
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 19:29