I have just about done now, except that it is too wet to get a good photo. The handlers jacket has been blended in to the BG better so it doesnt have that odd hard line, and the shadows from the tree are softer. I am definately going to mess about a bit more with it but its 95% there.
This is now the end of the first coat of colour, I really cant start any detail until this is dry. I am now leaving it until Monday when I hope to be able to start painting another coat over the horse and people, touching up the dark areas too. I have spent most of today painting hundreds of bricks!
this is the first colour layer, I have just reached the feet as you can see, this is an exceptionally bad photo, the doorway is straight, and the handlers face is a nice tone not yellow! lol
At least it gives some idea of todays progress. I can see that I need to adjust the front legs of the horse particularly the fetlocks which are too short. I am looking forward to getting another layer on him as he is a bit flat at the moment.
So my new painting, as yet untitled, has finally got underway. I have blocked in with Acrylic (Raw Umber and white) a basic underlayer. I forced myself to use a larger brush than usual, so I dont 'fiddle' . I am hoping to learn from this painting, I usually tend to finish each part as I go, using a tiny brush, over blending and fiddling which has proved to be a bit of a downfall, so I am hoping to build this one up as a whole and try to be a bit looser. I am looking forward to the challenge!