Saturday, January 18, 2014

Horse ~ Symbol of Independence and Power

"The wind of heaven is that
which blows between a horse's ears."





Horse Spirit ~ Graceful Strength
Day 18

Freedom ~ Respect ~ Finesse  ~ Sensitivity

8.5 x 6.5" Hand Painted Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Matted and Framed to 10" x 8"


Painting Options

People seemed to enjoy yesterday's progress shots, so here are some more of today's painting. I really can't believe I remembered to stop a couple of times and take pictures two days in a row! Wow, is this turning into a habit?


First Step - Paint the eyes.


Second Step - Put in light mid-tones.


Third Step - Put in darker mid-tones.


Fourth - Add the background wash.


Finally, the painting is refined and detailed
by taking pigment away with a damp brush
and adding a little darker mid-tone here and there.

Horse Spirit -  Full frame/ Uncropped

I tweaked this painting quite a bit and here is what it looks like now.

Before          After

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