Cantana in a bit of color

First pass, or probably more accurately a pass and a half.

First pass, or probably more accurately a pass and a half. Not to be confused with a “half-pass” (dressage insider joke–never mind)

Anyhow, the background on this oil portrait is probably done unless I see that it needs some adjustment after the horse and rider are finished. Just one quick coat of paint on horse and rider to give me an idea of where I’m going. I ran out of steam before I got around to the bridle, but all will happen in good time. Meanwhile, off to work on another experimental watercolor while this layer dries.

 

 

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to Cantana in a bit of color

  1. looks like a palomino right now!

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    • Alli Farkas says:

      Any brownish horse that I paint always starts out looking palomino-like–except for the white mane. I have to be careful to let clients know that’s it’s only the first undercoat. Real color to come later.

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