Sunday, 9 January 2011

New original started.


Feels like it has been so long since I was last working on a proper original so I'm really excited to get properly started on this one. It is 35" x 35" on linen box canvas. I decided I might like the background colour to show through in the horse's coat so once the canvas was gesso'd and sanded to smoothness I put the background colour on and drew on top of that.

Today I put the first paint on the horse, just the darks sketched in really, but it is fun to see the foundations of the painting (above). Rigged up the photography required to create a time laspe video documenting it's creation so excited about that too!