Sunday, March 29, 2009

Horse in Progress

I finally took a deep breath and put a bunch of paint on the palette and said "let's do this." Over the next 3 hours I got most of the first layers done. There's a lot of purple & blue in this horse?

Except for the use of Burnt Sienna, all the browns are mixed from RYBG. Trying to limit my use of black, but Paynes Gray with blue seems to make a nice dark vs black. Repositioned the ears as they were pointing off to the sides and back. The client requested this change.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lots of Wet Paint

Got to put down a lot of paint today on a portrait that I should have done weeks ago. Never did a horse before so it was a bit daunting. Sketched it all up and put in the background in one session. A friend of mine commissioned this to give to a friend of hers, who owns this horse and is the rider.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sand In Our Toes, Maui

Pastel, 16x20"
Fresh off the easel, the first of many to come from my trip to Hawaii. We'd just got done exploring the West side of Maui...and too many shops. It was hot and sunny (a rarity during our trip) so I had to pull over at one of the many roadside beaches. Got out of the car, kicked off our shoes and dipped our feet in the ocean to cool off. These huge trees hugged the sand and draped over this couple off in the distance. What a great way to spend an afternoon!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back from Hawaii

Just got back from a week in Hawaii with my family. Plenty of awesome sights with hundreds of photos to work from. Stay tuned.