Friday, February 29, 2008
It was quite scary laying down the paint and trying not to obscure the main lines and colors that are part of the original panel. I painted very loosely. If you scroll down you can see the panel that I had to work with. I am pretty happy with this. I will look at it for the next couple of days to see if there is anything that needs tweaking. Then it will be varnished and off it goes. I was very nervous starting this one! But doing the happy dance now that it is just about completed!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I have "found" the painting in my Glory of Horses panel. I saw it as soon as I opened up the box. Here I have lightly sketched it onto the panel. Hopefully, you can see it.. You can click on the image to enlarge! I plan to use the same palette that I used in the painting Baroque 3. The official unveiling for this incredible project at the Midwest Horse Fair, in Madison, Wisconsin April 18-20, 2008. The "Glory Of Horses" will be then go on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum, at Churchill Downs from about April 24 through about May 11, 2008!! The "Kentucky Derby" is May 3, 2008! Updates for the world tour will be announced. To see a sample of a similar mural check these out Murals.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Here is the latest installment of the Gypsy Vanner Horse. I am working at reinstating a moody feel to the piece. I have laid in a darks for the stormy sky and needed to wait for it to dry. I work with M Graham acrylics and they really handle a lot like oils with a very long open time so when I am glazing I need to let them dry between layers. I really LOVE these paints! You can click on the image for am enlarged view!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Lots going on these days! I am part of the creation team for The Glory of Horses.. a mural designed to bring awareness to the needs of retired horses. I received my panel for the Glory of Horses mural. I have my sketch laid out and I will start painting tomorrow! Very exciting! For information on this exciting project go to My panel just has tonal values and the suggestion of a shape but I immediately "saw"my horse painting in it!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
My newest painting for my daily painting is titled "Polos". I do one of these little paintings a day. You will find really fun painting sketches from my Horse Painting a Day Collection. This collection is titled Riding Essentials because you will find sketches of all the different supplies, sundries and equipment used in the daily care and training of a horse.You may find a feed scoop, a folded cooler, a pile of polos, etc.....
Key here is that I produce one of these paintings a day! How do I choose what to paint? Easy... I reach into my tack trunk and pull something out!
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