Thursday, January 10, 2008

Horse Portrait

Here is my second horse portrait in the beginning phase.  I added in a different background than what was in the original photo.  The horse has such beautiful straight hair, almost like golden straw!  The background is mostly green, hence the red underpainting.  The horse has orange and red tones, hence the green underpainting.   I just took a quick picture with my webcam, so the image is actually the reverse of what the painting is.  This is a commission from my friend Justin for his mom.  Hope you like it! ( The yellow light in the upper right hand corner is from my window, not a part of the painting.)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Well in between finishing up the calendar year, holiday week at school, and gift shopping, I finished!  I am mostly pleased with the results, but as a self critical artist I will hold my thoughts to myself :)

Animal Portriature-Almost finished!

As much as I would have loved to just keep the sketch painting the way it was, I had to finish it (sigh).  So I went in with  some darks to bring out the contrast in the horse, first with the snout (is that what it's called?)  I finished the background, I like how that came out.

Animal Portraiture - underpainting

I use acrylic paint due to quick drying time and the fact that the smelly oil paint materials give me a headache....  I do miss the color and luminosity of oil.