Red Horse, Yellow Sky, Blue Grass

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I was putting this off because it was kind of difficult and I didn’t have the time to concentrate on it. First I had to redraw my horse sketch from a few weeks ago onto watercolor paper and make corrections. That took a couple hours. Then I couldn’t decide what colors to use. Finally I decided it would be best to start with the background and do the horse last like I would if it was an oil painting. Too many decisions! I tackled ┬áthe sky, grass and horse as separate experiments, using two Inktense pencils on the wet blue ┬ápaper for the grass. It was kind of fun pushing the paint around to make it as even as I could on the horse then lifting out paint with a paper towel where I wanted highlights. Now that I got one horse sketch finished I might try again with a different model horse. It’s still too hot out for me to enjoy painting in Plein air unless I get out at the crack of dawn.

2 thoughts on “Red Horse, Yellow Sky, Blue Grass”

    1. hi Sarah, thanks. I think it’s more difficult than oil paint because it’s not easy to make corrections. Some colors can be lifted out and some colors stain the paper too much. It’s a whole different ball game that I’m not used to.

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