Bringing ‘Em In

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Let’s get to the water. It is made darker at the base of the “Splash” because of the shadow. The water just in front of the shadow is made of Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. Coming forward the mix is Ultramarine Blue + White. In the foreground the color is a more intense mixture of Ultramarine Blue + Pthalo Blue + White.

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Next I start to work on the reflections. In the right foreground some of the dark tree color left over from a previous session is dragged straight down over the wet paint of the water.

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The water kicked up by the horses is also dragged over the wet paint underneath. I begin with a medium dark mix of Ultramarine Blue + White.

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A darker mixture of Ultramarine Blue + White is used for the part of the splashing water in the shadow under the horses.

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The mare’s right leg, breaking out of the shallow water, is highlighted. By the way, one of my wonderful readers asked what color mixes I used for the white horse. The shadow colors are White + Ultramarine Blue + a little Cadmium Orange + MUD and White + MUD. The lighter portions of the mare’s coat are mostly White + a bit of Ultramarine Blue + a touch of Cadmium Orange. The highlights are pure White. My hand is braced against the mahl stick to steady it as I work. What is a mahl stick? CLICK HERE to find out.

SC0816 Bringing 'em In 24x24Bringing ‘Em In      24 inches x 24 inches

The final step is to add the highlights on the spray of water that is glistening in the sun. If you look closely you might notice our mama is a bit heavy. It won’t be long before our colt has a new brother or sister. As they say in the horse world, she is a Three-in-One package. A foal by her side and one on the way. The crimson shirted cowboy is Bringing ‘Em In! It’s fun to be painting more horses, thank you for following along! Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Bringing ‘Em In”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:

    Such a grand painting!

  2. Terri Says:

    I love the colors in this painting and the movement of the horses and water. You are so talented!! Your paintings take me on a beautiful vacation. As always, thanks for sharing.

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