Sunday, December 6, 2009

This Is A Horse

I have spent the past two days painting a horse in a small picture (10x12") I will be sending to my dealer in Santa Fe. What you see above is my palette after completion. The main pigments used were; zinc white, mars black and raw sienna. The mixing of black and raw sienna make a beautiful dark brown, and an endless spectrum of grey hues when white is added. I wanted to keep the greys warm so I introduced a bit of burnt sienna as the white was increased. I think more time was spent messing around on the palette than actual painting, (this happens often).

Below: the unfinished painting with said horse.