Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Come back to the horse

  Last a couple of weeks, I spent lots of time and effort on some house related projects (deck roof replacement and fixing neighbor's shed) so that I couldn't have time to paint.  But now I finished one of them, the deck roof, and had some time working on the horse.

I filled most of the canvas now and start thinking contrast between lighted part and the others on the body of the horse. I intentionally faded the color of grass and made it dull to avoid it competing with the colors of the main subject. I need to make the lighted part lighter from here. That's what I'm thinking now.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Next Landscape Piece

Based on the on-site painting, I made a decision for the composition and made rough sketch on 18"x26" canvas. I moved the tallest tree a little toward right and the cows toward left to make a good space to show mid-range trees and background hills in upper left part of the canvas.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Shaping the horse is done...I think

I think the shape of the horse is about right. Except for those legs. The length and angles are not quite right yet. Probably I can't figure them out until putting more colors on them as well as surrounding areas.

I love putting horse's skin tones. Unlike cattle every horse has different colors and their patterns. I still need to decide how to finish the pasture and the back ground.