Ok, I'm going to try something out. This painting is due in approximately 5 hours. What better time to show the process of how I put a painting together? (Of course, this could also just be some fantastic procrastination on my part.) I apologize in advance for the photos. Trying to photograph while painting and attempting not to get oil paint on your camera is tricky.
Here's what it looks like right now. I drew it out last night and inked it with my fountain pen and sepia ink.
I have no idea what to do with it, or what I want it to look like even, besides a few half formed ideas. Let's see... something with a washy background, maybe some turpentine lifting out. I'm feeling very Bart Forbes/ Tom Allen inspired today...
Here's where I decided to turn on the light in the studio. And, because I was losing my direction on where to go next, I started adding white to the breeches and the blaze. (Studio light is on the cool side, so the color is a little different in the next series of photos.)
Started going back in with some turpentine and lifting areas of "too heavy" color. Then (here's the panic stage) I actually put the thing on the ground, poured some turp over everything and started blotting with another old sock.
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