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Are we there yet? It’s getting kind of foggy…

I think we’re there, but not quite sure. This last version is still too fresh. Will have to let it sit a couple of days then see how I feel about it. Valor has deeper color now and Stonie has … Continue reading

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Stonie starts to hide in the mist

Quick review–This is a fantasy painting in which Stonie, who died last spring, is now looking out for Roz’s new horse Valor. In order to make this happen, Roz and I decided that Stonie should be sort of a ghostlike … Continue reading

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Valor and Stonie–or, developing a relationship

Initially for this pass I worked mostly on the background. As I went along it became apparent that I had better figure out what Valor was going to look like so that I could tone Stonie down accordingly. Did I … Continue reading

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Valor goes to the gym

Had to do a little body sculpting on Valor! Roz decided his neck was too skinny–not “Saddlebred-y” enough–and I agreed with her. In his original photo I picked a moment in his canter stride when he was on the third … Continue reading

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Getting a glow on

I am so pleased with how this painting is coming along. I wanted a warm glow of course, but I never know ahead of time if that’s something I’m actually going to achieve. For anyone interested in technique, I increasingly … Continue reading

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Final Curtain

  The only “iffy” aspect of this painting was having to remove his owner’s arm, which was holding the bridle. Which meant I had to make up part of his shoulder. I think it came out just fine, but it … Continue reading

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The Sun has Rizen

The painting is finished, but you may be somewhat puzzled by the title of the post and the caption under the photo. Sometimes I get carried away being a bit punny, but I will explain because I know nobody has … Continue reading

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Sunrize–midway through the journey

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 … Continue reading

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Sunrize

It occurred to me that I have never shown an Aquabord™ painting in progress from start to finish. So I thought it might be interesting to do that with this new commission of a fellow boarder’s mare called Sunrize.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Better late than never

Well…way back in the middle of June I posted about my new barn painting. I had just poured the preliminary wash on the canvas and promised an update. So here it is! Finally!! You can still see the background wash … Continue reading

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