July 5, 2013

Horse Racing….Win



This has become for me the “Horse From Hell”!  Oops, can I say that on National TV  the web?  I only started this back in May.



The hand had to stay subtle.  I had to hold back from adding lots of detail.



I only water-colored and color pencil’d the horse’s body about 5 times.  Finally applied really dark brown watercolor by brush to really darken the area.  I think I was afraid of going too dark.



The picture has more shadows coming off of the body reflected on the green sash, but I just wasn’t seeing those too well, so I didn’t deepen the shadows.



I think I get why painting is so popular.  The beauty of watercolor painting is this, as I touch up all these little areas with so many different browns, I can keep holding onto the same brush, I don’t have to stop and grab a different colored pencil.  What a time saver.

Horse

Inspiration picture taken by me last year at Churchill Downs.



This turned out o.k. Smile I think it’s even frame worthy.  Now that’ll cost a buck or two!

My daughter thinks it needs a background…but I say I’m trying to imitate Norman Rockwell!!  Haha

7 comments:

Rocky Cross Studio said...

Oh my it did turn out wonderful!

Janet said...

Yes, it's definitely worthy of a frame! It turned out fantastic. No background needed.

Eden said...

Hi Barb! Hi Janet!! Thanks for your nice comments...kinda wish I could do backgrounds but not even sure where to start :)

Trece said...

I'm with Janet! You have grown so much as an artist this year!! I cannot imagine what you'll do next!

Eden said...

Hi Trece and Wow!! I can live on the compliment for a very long time!! Thank YOU :)

Andria said...

Seriously, this is an amazing piece! You did a great job with all the textures and folds...so realistic!!

Eden said...

Hi Andria! Thanks so much for your nice comments :)

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