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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Finishing off the rearing arabs - Freedom

 
For sale
 Freedom 
She will be tastefully custom framed when dry and 72 x 76cms framed size.
 A stunning feature painting!

This is where I got to at the end of the demo day.




 Above - as they were at the demo.
 

Above - Now at home I wanted to refine the front horse and make her a bit more accurate.The first thing I did was increase the crest of her neck and add some highlights on her face. The lightest accents where the light hits her.

 Here I've done  more with her main . I still need to do her legs and general body and suggest some dapples.I still want to keep the orange glow as that will give the painting oomph and more depth.
 
  Now I've highlighted and refined her legs and body. Time to move onto the rear image. You can see the drawing lines on her and I want to build up her form and refine her more accurately.
 
 Now I've  roughly done the rear horse although her legs still need more work and a few dapples and minor changes. I've refined the background. It's hard to get a decent photo as the light shines back off the wetpaint and in the photos it comes out shiny and lighter than it really is.

 Finished! I've deliberately left her more suggested and colourful. I wanted to capture the movement and spirit and have depth in the painting with the 2nd horse a ghost image. I'm pretty happy with her!

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