Sunrize–midway through the journey

Here's the horse with just one juicy coat of watercolor on her.

Here’s the horse with just one juicy coat of watercolor on her.

If you look closely you can see how the watercolor has more or less “pooled” itself, rather than showing definite brushstrokes. (Click on the image to see it enlarged.) This is because when I brush a lot of water onto the area I want to paint, and then just drop brushloads of color into it, the color magically spreads itself out on the Aquabord™ surface and makes its own texture.

 

Here I've lifted out some light areas and begun to darken shadow areas.

Here I’ve lifted out some light areas and begun to darken shadow areas.

From here on, the process will move quite swiftly, so stand by for the final product! It will be mostly added details, unless I decide when the horse is finished that the background needs some color or contrast balance.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to Sunrize–midway through the journey

  1. sarahtoma says:

    nice painting. watercolors can be hard sometimes. It seems that you have to give up controlling them and work with them. lovely job.

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