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Old 06-12-2006, 01:46 AM
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Hi, this is in progress but thought I'd share what I am working on. I have a half dozen larger pieces waiting for me to finish, but this is the one that is holding my interest the most. Hope you like it, I did not photograph it when I first started, but, will try to show updates as I work on it. Any C&C welcome! Sorry these are not good photos, definately overexposed on the tops. I'll try to get better with next photos.

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Old 06-12-2006, 01:52 AM
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I began working this painting by sketching in the horse figures, and then the background. Next, I began working the far background and worked towards the forground and horses, trying to finish the background. In this second photo, the background is mostly finished, however, I plan to go back into the horse shadows and darken them using a transparent glaze. Once the horses have been painted in more fully and the overall painting is looking finished, I often go back and tweak any weak spots. Next painting session, tomorrow. BTW, this is a 12x12" oil on canvas.
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Re: Mare & Foal WIP

Wow I love the tree on the right and the flowers.
I think the lil foal needs a bigger head though.. but I could be wrong..
It just looks really small.
Will keep checking for updates,
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Thanks Beck! The mare and foal will get some 'adjustments' as I go along. My initial sketches usually require some playing with befor all is done. The legs especially tend to move around quite a lot from the time I start 'till it's done, LOL! I can't just do it right from the start, my paintings are usually a long series of corrections.
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Re: Mare & Foal WIP

No problem
Hate to burst you bubble, but i think i liked the shadow of the horses better in the first one.
These are great and cant wait to see the finished painting!
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Loving the image and the process you have done so far. It really interesting how many different approaches there are in the way individual artist do their work yet there so similar.
I’m watching with great interest, seen your web and I think you’re a very talented skilled artist.

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I am loving it! I think you are doing a beautiful!
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Gorgeous so far. I will be watching with interest. These are obviously Arabs, my favorite breed!!



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Looking great! I'm watching!
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Ok, the colors not bad on this photo, but it is a bit fuzzy...I really need a better camara...and the skill to use it, LOL!

Hi, all! Well, I didn't get a lot done today, mostly some tweaking of the figures and trying to get the mare mostly done. I want to get her almost finished before I do too much more with the foal as I prefer to paint over instead of around. I darkened the shadows on the ground and will add more detail to the grasses and wildflowers in the foreground, but that will be one of the last steps. Next step will be to finish the mare and get the foal's legs right.

This is from the end of my painting session. A bit clearer.
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i love it!

they both look so elegant and sleek.

fantastic job



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Thankyou, Jess! I love that cat!



Well, the mare is finished, unless I see something I missed, Ha! I started on the foals head and just need to finish up the foal now. At this point I'm not too happy with the mares shadow and may go back into it to change its shape. I think the shadow stretches too far back and needs to appear more flattened. Sorry these photos are not very clear. The close-up shot shows a bit more detail.



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Re: Mare & Foal WIP

Ok, it is getting there! This is mostly done, now, but I think I will play a bit with the contrasts of the shadows on the foal and mare. I'll try a transparent glaze of a warm neutral (burnt sienna and dioxazine violet) and see if I can't make those darks pop a bit, especially on the legs and chest areas. I reworked the mares shadow and think it is better. I still need to detail the forground grasses and flowers more.




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This is brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant..... Thanks for posting it.

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Beau, thankyou!

Well, here is the finished painting. I reworked the shadows again (the 4th time, lol!) fined down the legs and worked the foals coat so that it appears slightly fluffy as compared to the slick, shiney coat of the mare. Thanks for looking!



This detail shows the differance in textures between the foal and mares coats.
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