Here is the final version of Jazz.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
Work has started on the facial features. I'm working from quite a small photo compared to usual so it's quite strange not putting in all the detail I usually do but Jazz's colouring helps a lot as it makes for a very smooth coat. My water spray is working overtime to make sure I can keep the paint moist enough to blend but at least I don't have too many colours to worry about and is proving to be easier than I had first thought. This is, of course, also helped by being such a stunning horse!
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
This beautiful horse is Jazz and I am painting on 18x14" canvas. Because of the colour of Jazz's coat I will have to take a different approach to this painting compared to coats with a lot of different colours in and I also have to take into account that acrylic is tricky to blend with because of it's fast drying quality. Normally I start by blocking in one main colour and build up from there but because of the transparancy of this colour and lack of many tones, I have included the shadows when blocking in so that when I paint on top, the tonal values are already underneath.
Friday, 4 April 2008
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
I am slowly building up the colours throughout Ru's coat. Just under her eye is a hint of purple so this is my base layer and I am then adding layers on top to bring out her chestnut. Unfortunately because of the lighting I take the photos under, the chestnut is not really showing but it is there! I build up the coat with lots of little strokes to emphasis the fur and the direction it lies and this also allows me to incorporate all the colours.