Category Archives: painting techniques

The times they are a-changing

I had to let this painting of Dez sit for a couple of days. Painting the parts of the horse that were under tack that the artist removed can be somewhat of a puzzle to be solved. This one in … Continue reading

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Dez, part 3-1/2

Here’s yesterday’s status at quitting time. That white stuff I showed you in the last post needed to be there so I could shade the background behind the willow branches from light to dark and let the viewer see the … Continue reading

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Dez, part 2-1/2

OK, now I’m going to scare you. The initial post of my commission of Dez showed the horse and some willow tree branches on a delicately colored background. Here’s the next pass: Whaaat??? Did it snow or something? Fog?? Why … Continue reading

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Dez part uh…I dunno, 1-1/2?

Got everything blocked in but none of it at its final state. Lots more to do, especially the background. There wasn’t a lot of contrast/shadows in the source photo so to some extent I’m inventing as I go. More coming … Continue reading

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Waiting for paint to dry

Below are the final version of Sky Pads 34 and the one immediately preceding it. I actually finished it several days ago, but the last tweak I made to it was a pour of very wet but very transparent paint. … Continue reading

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The second decision

After a spell of uncertainty I managed to come up with a plan for my second move. This is it. It will not be final. There will be at least a third iteration, maybe more. But for now, feel free … Continue reading

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One decision has been made

Well, at least one decision. A skajillion more are likely. But I’m thinking in this case less may be more. I like this first pass, and I have plans for one or two more, but I will do my best … Continue reading

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The indecisive background

This background for Sky Pads 34 was poured on the same day as the one for Sky Pads 33. I don’t remember what day that was, but it was a long time ago. At least sometime before October of last … Continue reading

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Sky Pads 33 part 2

You can see now that the general scheme here is a progression of the leaves on a diagonal from bottom right to upper left. This wasn’t obvious in my last post unless you enjoy squinting at faint drawing lines to … Continue reading

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A slightly different approach

This one has been sitting around with its background done for quite a while, amid various vague promises from me that I would be doing something with it soon. So yeah, it’s got the early stages of subject matter started. … Continue reading

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