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post #1 of 22 Old 01-31-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Sunset Painting Progress Journal

So my coach's birthday is coming up and I had the idea to paint her a picture, at first I wanted to do a pencil crayon portrait of her horse but I tried and failed, I really didn't like the way it turned out. I wanted to do something alot nicer (i'm really not great at detailing & shadow work)

So I was looking across horse photography, saw a beautiful picture of a horse shadow with a sunset in the back, that continued onto horse sunset photos. I finally found this one & decided I would paint this for her.

I'm thinking about just doing the first horse..but I think it will turn out great!

I'm going to first practice a sunset on paper with acrylic paints, then the whole painting (maybe a bit sloppy) on paper & then when I am happy with it and have had some practice, I will paint it on canvas.

I have decided to create this thread as a journal so I can show all you artists my progress :)) I am by no means a great artist, but I enjoy doing it anyways!

Hope you enjoy,
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post #2 of 22 Old 01-31-2012, 05:06 PM
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It sounds like a really neat idea! Except I can't see the picture....definitely will be checking in to see how it's coming tho!

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If you have the horses painted in a really dark silhoette, you can paint the background fully (as if no horses exhisted), then let it dry well, then paint the silhoetted horses right over the oranges/yellows, because a heavy black or brown, if dark enough, will completely cover the background underneath it.
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I have just finished the practice one (no progress photos for that one) Expect to see it shortly :)
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If you have the horses painted in a really dark silhoette, you can paint the background fully (as if no horses exhisted), then let it dry well, then paint the silhoetted horses right over the oranges/yellows, because a heavy black or brown, if dark enough, will completely cover the background underneath it.
That's a really good tip. Will save you a lot of headache.

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Here is my practice photo :)

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midwestgirl89 - thankyouuuuu :)

tinyliny - I don't exactly understand.. (sorry, last exam tomorrow..kinda have no common sense right now lol) could you explain?

snizard93 - thanks

I will be posting progress photos for the actual canvas pic :)

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Here is my practice photo :)
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Is that YOUR painting? The sunset one? It's VERY good!
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That looks great
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