This is the little Aquabord™ commission I picked up at Richland Park a week ago. I haven’t painted an Appaloosa since 2009 when I first started this whole horse portrait adventure. The original photo showed a halter on the horse, but I was lucky and the owner had a lot of pictures without the halter so I could see all the spots that were covered up by it. There was also a barn and a hitching rail and a large diameter lead rope that had to go. This horse has a LOT of spots!!! Took (seemed like) forever to get most of them–I skipped the pea-sized ones–arranged in their proper place. Hoping to finish in a couple of days, then it’s just UV protection and varnish and it will be on its way home.
can hardly wait to see the finished painting!