Not the best photo in the world but you can kind'a see what my Art Studio is like, at the new place. Is nice to have a place, I can close the door and keep the helpful Nari... out of my paint. ;O) Still need to put a window treatment on this window but I am slowing getting the room together.
I have been messing with the background of the first painting I started, as I was not happy with a number of things. Will keep working with this one for the time being, not sure what will become of it.
During this time, I started another background for the two Icelandic Horses. This background will allow the horse's to stand out better.
Just a very, very rough blocking in of the two Icelandic's. I wanted to get them roughed in as soon as possible. Once this layer of paint dries, the real work begins.
Sorry about the glare, just no way to get a good photo of this in the house with a flash.
Have finally decided which Icelandic Horse photo I will use in my next painting. Want to tell you all, it wasn't an easy choice. Want to Thank Andrea Barber, for her use of her photo of Vikingur and Nokkvi. They pulled at my heart strings... Now I hope I can do well enough, to do them Justice.
I am in the process of both blocking in and adding color two these two beautiful Icelandic's. As you can see, my paintings go through an ugly duckling phase. Also decided to use more of a fir tree back ground... missing Oregon a bit. ;O)
Is nice to have the proper linseed oil for blending and a white that isn't old and chunky. Having fresh paint, makes a big difference.
Even at this point, I can see I am going to have to either.... lighten the bay horse a lot, or lighten the background. Will think about it tonight, to figure out which way I think I need to go. Because the oil paint is so fresh, it is impossible to take a photo, without large amounts of glare.