I still haven't finished the "Vilano Sunrise" painting. I've been busy working on a commissioned painting. This is an 8 x 10 of a girl on her horse. The girl was a teen I think when the picture I am working from was taken. She is now a woman who is a horse trainer. She was recently badly hurt in a fall and will be laid up for approximately one year. Not good, especially for a single mother! Anyway, hopefully the painting will cheer her up and remind her of happier days. She is a close friend.
The first picture is of the background I did for the painting with the sketch of the horse and rider overlaid on the dried background. Then I went in and started filling in the sketch with the dark base color. The horse is a palomino so the base color is a darker reddish brown. Then I started bringing in the lighter highlighted areas to bring out the curves of the horse. This is where you need to know the anatomy of the horse or have a REALLY good picture, preferably BOTH! Horses are beautiful creatures but can be very hard to paint. They have many muscles and dips and round places that are necessary to capture in order to get them looking real. It pays to get a book on the anatomy of a horse and study it if you want to paint them. I have been drawing them since I was a little girl as I was horse crazy like many young girls! But I digress.
|'MARCIE AND SUNDANCE'|
8 x 10