This is the photograph for my next pastel. It is the second time I have done this mare... the first was for this client's mother. She is rather special... especially to them! The plan is to do a more detailed progression. But I do have some time constraints... I need to get this done so that I can personally deliver it on my trip the end of this week... We shall see about that. I think this one is going to take a while. It was requested that I do more progression photos of the back ground process... I have 4! The bg that I am using for this piece is not the one behind the horse. I chose to do another one from the same farm. A little more picturesque and with more depth.
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I have started by placing where I want the trees and the darker areas. I try to work from left to right and from back ground to foreground. I use this hatching technique that helps to set the bg apart from the subject. Although I do a hatching on the subject also, in the bg I will be a little loser, more impressionistic. The idea is to have the back ground enhance the subjects.