Have been working on my latest painting today. The first Jet powered military aircraft the Bell P-59. This painting is base off my photographs, as you can see in the earlier post. Added the under color to the blue field of the flag and the upper stripes. Starting to work on some of the under shading too, making the folds and movement come to life. Once this is done, I will paint in the darker final colors of the flag, before starting to do the under color to the Bell.
This is Robin Olmstead's beautiful Miniature Horse Stallion, Pooka. Would like to Thank her for the use of her photos, so I could try to do a painting of him. This piece was done, with water based Oils on Hot pressed paper. Is the first time I tried this and it was a challenge. Not sure I am going to try it again but time will tell. It turned out more in the style of Folk Art, as this piece seemed to have a mind of its own. Am also coming to the conclusion that I need a magnifying glass of some type. As I am having a hard time, putting in the detail I normally do.
Penciled in, more of the fighter and the American Flag. Next, I started on some ink, on the Jet's body and started working on the back ground in watercolor pencil. This will be my traditional type painting, on 140lb hot press paper.
Nearly done with Robin's Miniature Horse stallion, Pooka. I took Robin's photographs she sent me, and tried to paint Pooka using a number of them. Instead of basing the painting off one photograph, as I normally do. He is painted in water based Oils, on 140lb Hot press paper. Has been quite the challenge. And not sure I will do this combo of mediums again.
Worked on Pooka, the Miniature horse stallion but have to wait until some of the paint dries to work on it more. If I push it, I would chance ruining the whole thing.
Wanted to work on my," Maine Coon laying on my Art table", but the paper is starting to warp. Think because of the different medium combination I am doing with it. So right now, it is being pressed into shape with a very heavy book.
Have been wanting to do another Military Aircraft. Have many pictures I have personally taken over the years too choose from and goodness is it ever hard to choose.
Decided on the above... another " In Your Face" style I like but a different angle.
Just started penciling it in, will take a couple of days to do this.
It will be in my usual style for this type of Art, a term my DH has dubbed,
"High end Illustration Comic book Art".
What a mouth full, but it seems to suit. LOL
I wasn't sure if I was going to continue with this piece. Found some time the last couple of days to solider on, as I figured, the worse I could do is dump it in the bin and start over.
Have been trying some new things.. .. example.. for the wood grain of the table, I used my watercolor pencil but instead of using water.. I used Linseed oil. It did give me the richer colors I was looking for. But it does case some issues. Added so shadows back in and just started working on Nari's face. Decided to give her green eyes this time. Started with some base color on her face and inner ears. Still not sure how this will turn out, but I will keep working on it.
Was planning on riding first this morning, but the pouring rain said other wise. Haven't had a lot of time to paint lately, so I decided to work on Robin's Pooka. Worked on some white, on his legs and face , started adding his mane and forelock, plus worked on the background a bit. Adding enough detail to his legs now.. the flat white of the paper in the area's I haven't painted yet, are looking rather funny. Wouldn't think this was 2+ hours of painting, but it is. Enjoyed listening to Iron Man while working. Because I am using Oil paints, there is a bit of glare in this photo, makes it a bit hard to see detail. Getting there slowly but surely. ;O)
I have been working on this Space Ship for awhile now... one of two new designs. Has been quite a challenge to get this far. Take many different shapes, and try to fit them together in a way I want, to make the over all shape I am looking for. Easier said than done, but I did have a lot of fun. This is the result so far... Epsilon, a multi generational space ship exploring a new universe.