The photo – notice I’ve got the perspective slightly wrong.
challenges as they are usually of things I would never choose to paint. This was a little too different however and I’ve put it off all month until now.
. Wasn’t really looking forward to this one but it was quite enjoyable in the end. The scene was quite tricky and I haven’t done it justice but it was fun to do the distant sunlit mountains. The portion in shade on the left hand side was a bit of a failure but I decided to leave it be.
We have the start of the sunlit mountains in the background, the midground trees and some forground work. Leaving to dry so I can finish the foreground.
It’s the start of the month and the WetCanvas challenge is up. Quite pleased although I couldn’t work out how to do those pink bobbly ones.
I might try this again and loosen it up a bit.
photo challenge is not something I would have chosen myself but that is part of the challenge. Horses are hard and dressage horses doubly so. At the end of everything I’m pretty happy – if you look through the preliminary sketches below you’ll see it was an uphill struggle.
The first sketch – how hard can horses be? Very hard as it turns out – especially the human/horse size ratio.
A small watercolor sketch – can’t really put things off any longer.
Not too shabby! Clip clop!
. My water reflections need a bit of work – first time for these so it was always going to be touch and go.