Simon Bland

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Starting a new painting

by Simon Bland / Nov 21, 2012 / Animal Horse Painting Portrait WIP

Layout for a conformation portrait of a horse

 

The start of a new painting.  24x30 in oil on Claessens #12DP.  I've outlined the horse in Conte crayon so that I can play around with the design and get the drawing down very accurately before putting paint on the canvas.  I've erased most of the lines I used to place the critical anatomical points by wiping them off with OMS and a paper towel.

Later this week I will work over the outline in thin paint with a bit of Liquin in it, then work with a full color block-in.