Wednesday, 8 June 2011

'Sunlit' Finished

Finished this painting today! Can't wait until it is dry enough to varnish as I think it will really bring out all the colours in the coat.

The original is available for sale.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

More on 'Sunlit', 6th layer, nearly finished now.

About 5 hours put into this since my last update. Nearly there! Need to wait for it to dry before I can glaze some warm shadows into the mane and tail and tweak a few bits a of it here and there- then I think I'll probably call it a day.

Dreadful photo of it by the way, the colours are much nicer in real life!

Monday, 6 June 2011

5th layer on 'Sunlit'

First layer of detail has gone on now, looking forward to spending a whole morning on it tomorrow! Leaving the mane and tail until everything else is pretty much finished, I'll need to re-do the background to tidy up edges before I can start the mane properly as I have scrubbed quite a bit of paint onto it!

Friday, 3 June 2011

'Sunlit' in progress, 4th layer

Quickly re-established the lights and darks today. I think once it is dry it will be time to get the little brushes out and start to begin the process of building up the colours and detail.

Bramham Horse Trials

I had a wonderful time at the first day of Bramham International Horse Trials yesterday. Was hoping to get some good dressage photographs to base future paintings on! The weather was perfect but I made a mistake with my camera settings and ended up very disappointed with the photos! Got a few that will make great paintings though so can't complain too much!! VERY sunburnt, oops!

You can see more photos of the day in this Facebook album.

Heading back there on Saturday for the XC, can't wait!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

'Sunlit' in progress, third layer.

I'm working in really thin layers for this painting, scrubbing the paint on really thinly rather than 'painting' it on. Each layer has been applied with quite a big brush (well, for me anyway!)quite loosely and must dry thoroughly before I apply the next, otherwise I just end up wiping off the previous layer!

70cm x 50cm on box canvas. The study I did in preparation for this one finishes on ebay this evening, currently at £35- you can bid here.