Daily drawings and paintings of the places and faces I love
Monday, May 28, 2012
Spots and Horse Racing
6" x 6"
In the Pack
6" x 9"
These first two paintings were done for the DPW challenge Seeing Double. I had to use the same reference but change up the size and composition of the piece. So I chose a photo I took of some Quarter Horse racers and zeroed in on the pretty sorrel on the left. I completed the large piece first. I think I tried to put too much detail in the group painting. I should have either left out some stuff or painted it bigger. I really like how the headshot turned out though.
6" x 6"
I just love cheetahs. They are one of my favorite wild animals. They are so graceful and somewhat elusive. I think it is interesting how they are normally alone. I think it would be a sad life. I used the reverse side of my watercolor paper because it was much smoother and I wanted to see how it would work out. I can't really decide if I like painting on the smooth side better or not.
5.5" x 5"
If there is anything I like drawing/painting as much as horses it would have to be dogs. I couldn't resist those spots and puppy-dog eyes. I really enjoyed using a limited palette on this one. Made things much simpler for me.