We have a Gypsy

Gypsy Vanner, dashing through the snow

Gypsy Vanner, dashing through the snow

At last, I have managed to tease an image out of the blank canvas. I discovered as I started the ink process that there were many, many areas that just seemed “wrong”, and I had to stop and pencil them in again, and again. And that’s after already redrawing numerous times in the original pencil drawing! I can’t even blame feeling sick for this last round of redrawing, but I can say that I think I finally got the job done. Except for a few little spots of brown that appeared when I coughed while eating a piece of chocolate (I still don’t feel 100%, but I’m good enough so I can’t use illness as an excuse anymore). Don’t look too hard for those  spots, please! I couldn’t get them off–will have to wait for the paint to cover them!

The horse’s legs are literally up past the knees in snow, which is why you can’t see them. This will become more evident once I paint. It’s kind of hard to differentiate a white leg from white snow when all you have to work with is black and white. Thank goodness we can paint different shades of white. I have high expectations for this painting, now all I have to do is fulfill them…

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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