Thursday, 10 December 2015

Best of friends

oil painting of an old cowboy and his horse
A painting made with two colours - Vandyke Brown and Raw Sienna - plus black and white. This is essentially a value study, as well as an experiment in varying texture despite using only transparent colours.  I could increase opacity by adding white, of course, but I tried not to. I experimented with working into the paint after it had begun to tack up, as well as with layering. It is surprisingly time-consuming to work in this way. I might use it as a means of achieving specific effects in future, but not to paint a whole painting.