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Painting stars – satellite painting pt.2

For the background of the satellite painting I’m ready to paint stars. First I’ll start by painting stars plus the glow around them with titanium white. In a later stage I go over the stars with a layer of pure colour. This way you get the stars as clear as possible. In the picture below I did that with still the grain, yellow ochre light (yellow tones) and kraplak (red).  Some nebula’s are painted the same way to intensify the colours.

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Friesian Horse pt. 6

I have been working on the Friesian Horse again! Gave the background a lighter colour so the black horse stands out more. For the eye I needed multiple references. I literally painted 7 hours (!) straight to paint the whole background because it’s such a large painting..

I have painted the eye several times, but the horse turned out to look too friendly eyed, which was not my goal. I wanted to go for a wild/fierce looking horse. Now he just looks sad.. I failed this time.. It’s hard to find such reference material. Maybe horses are friendly eyed all the time :). They certainly are for us, humans. So the eye needs some work, but first I need to find the right reference material.
To be continued…

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Time to finish unfinished work

Do you know the feeling of work you’d like to finish but never do? Full of ideas but short on time or a lack of discipline? We’ll that’s my problem with a few of my paintings. But now that I’ve found my peace and don’t have to work every weekend ;) I think it’s time for this one!

I’d like to add more depth, work on the mouth and eyes (give him some whiskers) and I want to give the fur an upgrade. Hope I don’t ruin it..

 

joris

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