Got the first pass on Bella and Junior. Hard to tell how many more layers it will take, but if previous experience is any guide my guess is about five.
Yes, indeed, they are yellow. But not for long. This yellow will end up under those estimated five more layers of transparent color and by the time they’re finished you will only be aware of a subtle warm glow under their bay and chestnut coats. I know you don’t believe me but just hang in there with me for the duration.
Here’s a bay who started out pretty yellow and turned out a rich red-brown–coincidentally named Junior Mint (although our current Junior is a chestnut, but you get what I mean, right?)
they look like palominos right now!
btw, junior mint looks good either way, although i prefer the lighter color.
I always love to see your process in painting.