Thursday, 29 January 2015

Head-to-head

head-to-head, two foals, oil painting of horses, a pet portrait by karen, devon UK
Following on from my previous foal painting in b& w, the idea was that I paint this in sepia tones. I chose a very limited palette of Terra Rosa, Cad Yellow Deep and burnt umber + b&w and the result was pretty much a full colour version of these horses. Amazing. I had not expected that and it was a lesson in how much can be achieved without every tube of paint in the rainbow to hand. I am not sure how to paint in sepia now. Yellow ochre and brown, perhaps, without the deep earth red that terra rosa provides. I will give it a try.
Sorry there have only been 2 posts this week instead of the usual 3; I have had a terrible cold and ear infection and not felt quite myself. Other posts have been made on my Facebook page, so you can follow me there too if you would like to. Have a great weekend and thank you for looking at my paintings.