It was quite scary laying down the paint and trying not to obscure the main lines and colors that are part of the original panel. I painted very loosely. If you scroll down you can see the panel that I had to work with. I am pretty happy with this. I will look at it for the next couple of days to see if there is anything that needs tweaking. Then it will be varnished and off it goes. I was very nervous starting this one! But doing the happy dance now that it is just about completed!
I have "found" the painting in my Glory of Horses panel. I saw it as soon as I opened up the box. Here I have lightly sketched my vision onto the panel. Hopefully, you can see it.. I will be starting the actual painting tomorrow. I plan to use the same palette that used in the painting Baroque 3. To see a sample of a similar mural check these out Murals.
Starting to re-establish that moody feel that I want for this painting! I need to wait for the sky to dry so that I can define the clouds. I just love these M Graham acrylics! They perform very much like oils with a long open time and wonderful blending and glazing capabilities. Still looking for a title for this painting. As always comments welcome!
I got a bit more done on this last night. I made a few adjustments on the the horse and blocked in some more color She is starting to get out of the "early uglies" stage of the painting. I smoothed out the background and I am thinking (on the advice of a fellow artist) that I will make it very loose. I am hoping to put a fe more hours into this tonight and hopefully complete it. Comments welcome!Comment on or Share this Article →
Gypsy Vanner WIP 1 & 2
I found a wonderful reference photo of a Gypsy Vanner horse on Wet Canvas and decided to paint it. I've basically laid down an underpainting and am playing around with the background. I am using several ref photos of Ireland. Gysy Vanners were used in Ireland to pull the Gypsy caravans. Since my dh is from Ireland I am getting lots of advice on the background. I am planning to keep a real moody feel to this.
Comment on or Share this Article →I let this sit overnight and I am not happy with the sky so changed things around a bit. I started laying down my darks and some details on the horse. Still a bit undecided about the composition of the background BUT that's how I work! Things will just come to me and I'll do it. That is one of the reasons I so love acrylics in that it accommodates my constantly changing ideas! I can just paint over what I don't like!
Sorry about the glare I had to photograph this because it rather large.
Measures 24 x 24, painted on triple gessoed and sealed board.
M Graham acrylics
I'dl love to hear your comments!
- Beautifully done. Love the strong colors, enhances the strength in the horse.
- Love this one. The colours on the horse are wonderful.
- Oh, this is wonderful. The person is striking yet remains subtle, and oh, the horses color, wow!
- This is a wonderful piece of work......very colorful and lively..... well done!
- I really like the tension that is conveyed. Both the dramatic color and the tightness of rein convey that to me. Love that small blue highlight line up on the mane / neck, and how the nose melts into the background
Oh, the colors are luscious! Interesting to use Dressage, to me a very precise manner of horsemanship, while pushing a looser more painterly style! I love it!
- Wow! The colors are great! I absolutely love the way you've carried this out - he's loose, bright, detailed- what a neat style!
- Really lovely! Love the colors you've chosen, and I like the juxtaposition of the Dressage subject with the looser representation.
- I love this series! This is true Dressage art at its best.
- Just beautiful! I love it!
- A wonderful painting! It's amazing. I love your art!
- This has a real abstract quality to it as well as great color!
- This painting I really like as it has wonderful strokes, touches of color and just strikes my fancy.
- I love that eye, it says so so much.
- I think only one who take horses deep in the heart can paint like that !
- Beautiful! Youv'e really captured that totally attentive, focused look of a good dressage horse when it is working.
- Gosh, this is absolutely stunning.The blue background really makes the horse pop ! Totally splendid work.
- I really like the colours in this, and you have got to love that eye
The Mighty Quinn
- This is just so gorgeous! Love the background and the dog's expression. Amazing eyes!
- Wonderful. This really is beautiful. You've captured the expression perfectly, and the BC stare. Love your colorful background as well.
- Wonderful work - and 10 x 8!!!!!!
- This is such a wonderful painting!!
- What an adorable dog!!!!!! How on earth did you paint this? This is just perfect!!
- This is so fabulous! Where to begin? I love those eyes, the nose, the fur, the ears,
the background that sets it all off so nicely, And did I mention the eyes?
- Deborah!!!!!! That is one of the BEST Border Collie paintings I have ever seen and I have seen so many.It's absolutely gorgeous.The eyes especially are incredible. You are an amazingly talented artist and I will look forward to seeing more of your work.
- Yep. No question about it. That is the Border Collie look, and you've done a fantastic job on the eyes -- as well as the rest of it. As one who has owned two BCs in the past I can attest that you have captured the mystique here. Thanks for sharing.
Eyes of Rescue
- Deborah, sweet sweet sweet face! What a beautiful painting!
- Absolutely Fabulous! You have done a superb job on the eyes!
- The eyes are speaking to me....
- I love this so much. I paint dogs regularly and Border Collies are one of my favourite breeds.They are so keen, always on the look out and you have captured their character and a wonderful expression at the same time.
- This is absolutely stunning and the eyes are to die for. Please share more of your work. This is such a pleasure to see.
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