Saturday, December 02, 2006
The first horse is for a friend; it is a red brown horse with black accents. It is a "showy" painting because i had the opportunity to give it vertical strokes. I pushed the paint around--much like Dean Cornwell did with oils. Even tho the first one photographs better, has better "sculpting" and is more faceted, I actually like the second one better, which is based with umber colors--yellow browns, not reds. I never use yellow browns, but have come up with wonderful values and shades of yellow browns. This painting has less opportunity for long brushstrokes, but i love the color.