The foal is painted with mixes of Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. The light and shadow patterns are established first.
Anyone who has ever been around horses knows the soft, velvety feel of their muzzle. Since the foal has a blaze I use a mixture of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White here. Please remember, you can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.
The white on the foal’s left front leg brings it forward of his body. The shadow on his shoulder and barrel will accentuate the light-colored rabbit.
The fluffy, little bunny is painted with some of the mixtures left over from the mare. I just add a bit more White and MUD into them.
Our little group is on Bluebonnet covered hill overlooking a field of Sunflowers. The final step is to finish out the lush White capped, Cobalt Blue flowers. I debated for a while on a title for this piece. But Jack, the official namer of this organization, came through again. He said it’s a portrait using the Chinese symbols for the year each member of the family was born. Why don’t you call it “The Year of the Family”? I love it. What do you think? It’s been fun painting horses again, I want to say thank you to our collector for asking me to do this. AND…. I certainly do appreciate you following along. Hugs,