Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Equine Challenge - 2

 So on top of the black gesso on the boards, went the lighter color, 
getting the shapes dialed in so it looked like a horse ...

Adding the color and figuring out what to do with the large blank back wall ... 
I decided that there was a window in the back of the stall. 
How to paint it so that it looks like a window and not a painting hanging there, 
was harder than it sounded.

This is what it looked like on my easel.

 This version totally seemed as if a painting was hanging on the wall behind the horse.

 This one is much better.

Confident    oil on wood,  15 x 21 inches

Ta da! 
First time I have ever painted a horse portrait! 
I have to admit it was fun, and I believe the horse looks happier than the photo.

Thanks for viewing my painting efforts.
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