Thursday, 9 June 2016

Chestnut Study

oil painting of a chestnut horse
This oil study of a beautiful chestnut horse was an exercise in value as much as anything: a bit like working in black and white, I only really had value differences available to me for modelling the form. The additional complication was that in using Transparent Oxide Red and Burnt Sienna, I was a bit stumped what to do for highlights. If I used titanium white, pink was the likely result. So I used a lot of wiping back to create the highlights. 

This painting is available for purchase on my Artfinder shop (see side bar for link).