Friday, October 15, 2010

Watercolor painting horse MAGGIE

Maggie, again. What an intelligent expression. She is actually a liver chestnut Thoroughbred and a pleasure to be around. She is one of my rescues that decided that this would be a great forever home. I had painted this in a much smaller version (below) to work out some of the expanded range of color that I am attempting. This one is quite large on a fairly smooth surface (new product of watercolor paper laminated to a lightweight board). I bounce between watercolors and oils. I find that I really like the movement of the paint and the water on the surface that you don't get with oils. The water allows some really nice unexpected results. The hard part is to learn to just leave it alone.

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