|Fairly detailed drawing to start ...|
|First thin, loose washes - quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone. I had considered masking out the horse and farrier, but it's such a pain, and quite often leaves the paper roughened and discolored.|
|More washes, a ground and a pair of jeans ...|
It looks so dark when I am applying the paint, but then ... presto ... dries to almost nothing. I keep hearing the voice of a painting instructor years ago, commenting on my work ... darker ... DARKER.
|Reference photo - Bruno and Scott, my farrier - two cute bums :)|
|I started this one at the same time [being somewhat bored and impatient with Voodoo's "progress"]|
|Not overly impressed with this either.|
Once upon a time, I painted some attractive chickens. What happened? Am I too impatient?
|Gave this to my sweet vet.|
|This was a commission for a neighbor. I ran into her yesterday - we were both out dog-walking. She told me she gets so many compliments on her painting.|