horses in pastel

Sunset Run

On May 1-3, 2015, I will be giving a workshop on painting a white Andalusian horse. I wanted the horse to reflect all the colors of the rainbow so I decided on a sunset. I was inspired by a painting I saw at Lesley Harrison’s Workshop a couple of years ago. In fact I went …

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The Work Continues………

This has been the most wonderful painting. I have enjoyed every moment and actually there have been no problems. Sometimes a painting will have problems to be resolved , but this one has been pure joy. I have really enjoyed selecting colors for the skin tones in the young lady. I chose to use mostly …

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Bare Back Rider continued 2

I have spent the day beginning the young lady in the painting today. First, I decided to work out my colors on a separate drawing of the woman. I used mostly Giraults with a few Rembrandts and NuPastels. In the cool areas on her back I used a glaze of lavender. It worked well for …

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Bare Back Rider Continued

I have continued to work on this painting of the horse and girl. Choosing colors is always a challenge. It is important to find what works for each painting. I have favorite colors that I use over and over but they are not always the best choice.  It takes several layers of brown and other colors to …

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