Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Process or ... Why Did I Say I'd Do It?

Original pic, "doctored" for best contrast
My sketch
Several washes - aureolin, burnt orange, carmine, indanthrone
Some preliminary shadowing of horse with alizarin crimson + phthalo green
Building up horse with bt. orange, purple and dk. blue
More horse detail, + start on woman
More horse depth; woman looks a bit washed out
Looking better, but both need MORE depth, + somehow must fix horse's ear
   I have an older, sweet/crusty [meant only with fondness] patient in one of the offices in which I work. We developed a bit of a rapport at the first appointment, and now email to each other - interesting stories, jokes, that sort of thing. M. knows I paint, and recently asked if I could do a watercolor of a friend of his, for him to give as a gift. The picture he sent really wasn't suitable , so I googled her name, and amazingly found another photo. It's not a good photo for reference, but I played with it a bit, got a decent sketch, and set to work. It's going s...l...o...w...l...y, I suppose because I'd like to have a better reference, but I'm muddling along.


  1. This is coming along beautifully...keep going your doing great, I'm sure your friend will love it...

  2. Wow! That is looking terrific, can't wait to see the finished painting:)