Saturday, 16 August 2008

Art in progress, day two


I like to get the eyes right first, but they are not right yet and I have decided to leave them.

The painting is still in monochrome of ochre and white for the skin, burnt umber and white for the hair, blue and white for the sky.

Brown paint dries very quickly this makes life difficult. I have to paint the blue sky in now when the paint is still wet because I want soft edges.
I can see I am going to have a lot of trouble with eyes, mouths, and ears in this painting and that’s not counting the horse.
There is more art on my poetry blog at



Wanda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I love your art work....I especially love to see a work in progress...

The girl and horse in the sunlight is stunning.

I would like to try oil sometime, but my passion is watercolor.

Diana said...

Hi Nick...came across ur blog thru Known Stranger

All ur paintings are very waiting for this one to finish...will visit again


Priya said...

Beautiful piece and all I can say for her the horse she sees is in her dreams. I say dreams coz, you are yet to finish.

Thanks for stopping in my blog.


it is great feeling to see the evolution,the life of a painting...
i know waht your "painting"might be thinking..
me too blog.
do visit..

ChrisJ said...

I discovered your blog only about a week ago. I am fascinated by your explanations of the use of color. I do love to paint but not seriously and have never had art lessons, so your explanations of the use of color for different effects is really interesting for me. I have only ever used watercolors and of late have had to resort to Prisma Color pencils because my hand is not as steady as it used to be