Tuesday, December 28, 2010

rider and packhorse

I took this picture when I was on Calvalcade with Cougar in the South Country.

reference photo.

one hour in gouache.

two hours.

Sizzler and Dee

the photo I'm working from.

one hour into the drawing on Stonhenge, 11 x 15 inches.

two hours.

three hours.

four hours.

Annie and Dick with Suzanne

I know some draft horse owners who use their horses to work their land in Oregon. I was recently contacted by one of them to make a painting of someone they met in Vermont. She works her land with two rescued bay draft horses, Annie and Dick. They were rescued from two different situations and are a perfect match!

Annie and Dick with Suzanne.

one hour into the small gouache painting.

two hours.

three hours.

Monday, December 27, 2010

winter break

so, I decided to work on some art during winter break which didn't directly involve school. I started a piece today and plan on posting some in progess photos.

I'm working on a graphite of my friend Dee, a gouache of my friend Parker, a commission in gouache of two draft horses and their owner, and a gouache painting of a cowboy riding with a pack horse in tow.