Saturday, September 24, 2011

Aiken Steeplechase #7

Aiken Steeplechase #7, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Oil on canvas
property of the artist
actual size 24"X30"

Getting there with the first layer... I am quite happy with the way it is coming along! Of course the last horse is going to be the most work... I really want him/her to stand out from the rest. Being a light gray, I figured would help... that and the hot pink jockey silks. The difficulty in painting gray horses, especially when they have the sun on them like this one, is that the shapes of those "hot" spots becomes all that more important. The dapples can really confuse you! So I have to pay a little more attention to this one... besides the fact that he/she is the focal point!

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