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I accepted a tiny commission a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the source photo and unabashedly said to myself, “no problem”. I always do that after a casual look and then berate myself for not noticing all the … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
A client I remember vividly for various reasons contacted me recently to commission a new horse portrait. You can see the one she commissioned in 2012 here. That one was her grandfather’s horse, and she ordered it really early to … Continue reading →
This commission was finished at least a week ago but the logistics of the surprise presentation to the recipient had still to be worked out. So as much as I wanted to share, I couldn’t without spoiling the surprise. I … Continue reading →
Working on a secret commission. All I can say is, it’s a horse. We shall return to our regular programming with Sky Pads 33 as soon as the secret is out. We’re about half way there.
I think I fell victim to “Covid coma” without even having the disease. My “blogging coma” lasted a couple of months, meaning I didn’t do any painting at all since early September. I’m pretty sure part of the lethargy was … Continue reading →
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Tagged Aquabord™, art, artist challenges, horse portrait, horses, horses and carts, watercolor
Mary was a long-time client of my barn manager Wendy, and they are still great friends. So when Mac crossed the rainbow bridge to join Jacques a few weeks back, Wendy wanted a painting of them together for Mary. … Continue reading →