Sunday, April 3, 2011

Painting Winston

I've been working on this portrait for awhile, and maybe if I start posting about it that will give me the incentive I need to FINISH it! I got caught up with lots of other projects and this one fell by the wayside.

Anyhow, Winston is a beautiful story. He was rescued from the Aiken Equine Rescue by a woman who drives carriages competitively. She worked with him and her other horse, Barley, to get them ready for their first competition as a Tandem team. He did so well! I happened to be at that competition taking pictures and fell in love with him and the story. Since then I've had the opportunity to go out for a drive with Joanie, Winston and Barley and it was amazing! So I decided to do this Digital Painting from one of the photos I took.

As always- click on the pictures to embiggen!

I started off with a loose color study:

Then began on the detail:

And eventually finished the detail:

Now, a lot of people figured I was done at that point. But I want this to look like an oilpainting- so in reality, I actually still have a long way to go. But I'm halfway there!

Otherwise- I have been keeping busy. I got involved with a really exciting project that I can't give details on yet, but look for a special post for SURE on the 17th of May!

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