"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Steeplechase Once Again
And a final few tweaks added today (Tuesday March 8th) and I am calling this one done.
18x24 oil on canvas board. The top photo is the final picture and next are two close ups.
The series of photos above show the process of this painting from the original oil sketch with a few strokes of color through to the final piece and two close up shots to show detail. The canas was toned with burnt umber plus thalo green and the original oil sketch was done in burnt sienna with some burnt umber for the darkest darks. In the second shot, I am massing in broad areas of color using thin paint and paying close attention to areas of shadow and light. I love how the horse is leaping into the shadow. The third shot shows the background added and the 4th is the final picture. All comments are greatly welcomed and appreciated.