Sunday, October 31, 2010

Arrogance - A Work in Progress

It was cold yesterday and today we are greeted with a snow storm. It is a big change from the 84-89F (29-31C) we enjoyed every day in while in Aruba.

Painting a black horse or for that matter a white horse is a challenge. Especially to capture all the detail in the face and muscle masses.

I do not have black paint in my palette; they are all mixed with various combinations of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

The horse's body is divided up into different sections and I start with putting the first layer of colour in the darkest area of the body and move back and forth from one section to another that is not touching a wet area and allow the paint to dry before I go back and put in the next layer of paint gradually building up the depth of colour and shape.

I will post this painting later when I have completed more of the horse.

Thank you for looking at my artwork.