Sunday, July 15, 2012

Andy's Looking Good ...

One glaze of local color
Three to four more 
I'm starting to do smaller, more controlled areas of color. So far, all I have used is aureolin, quin. red and cobalt blue.
It's starting to look like him, with the hair and eyebrows started.
I haven't gone too far with Ali. I think I'll do the hair first.

As always, your comments keep me going. :)


Andy, the most important man for the horse - my hay guy! I had photos of his farm posted last summer, when I visited his  acreage to look [and smell and feel] his hay. Having a good, nutritious hay, suitable for your horse's needs is of utmost importance. Andy is a wonderful man - bright, great farmer, takes pride in what he does. He's a great gentle bear of a man. ;)  ... and doesn't have any idea his photo will be all over the world. 

My sketch

Some greys for the shadows

Here I have the local color down.

My aunt requested I do a portrait of her friend's grand-daughter at her graduation from university. This is NOT the best photo from which to paint a portrait, but ...

My sketch

Shadows in place

A bit of local color

I absolutely cannot NOT paint, so I got some sketches ready yesterday, put them on wc. paper, and started.

I finally had another riding lesson this morning at 9. Sometimes it is next to impossible for Rhonda, my trainer, and me to connect. And she put both of us through our paces today, so to speak. We are getting into more "advanced" work - lengthening and shortening stride, leg yielding, and today the shoulder in. I always get confused with the shoulder in going on the right rein. Rhonda says I am just over-complicating it - it's my way. ;) Anyway, that's life on the farm for today.

As always, your comments are most welcome!