Friday, May 21, 2010

In Progress

Loads of updates as I continue on in my quest to get all of my oil work done in time for Tracy Eilers' visit! I plan to be working on markings while she is here and it looks like I'm going to have a doozy of a lineup. These browns are all ready for their markings, as is the Newsworthy (jumping pony) and G4 drafter below. The rest are all still in various stages of oil work.

These flaxen chestnuts are nearly done. Now that their shading is in, it is time to go back over them with a thin layer or two of the main coat color to even things out and improve the color. The manes and tails also need to be done in oils for this color.

The medium red chestnuts minis also just need that little extra top coat oomph! The Indy custom isn't quite there yet, and since she's a portrait, I may need to alter her color a little.

The drafter is ready for markings! That was easy. :-D The mini still needs a couple coats, and there hasn't been any more progress on Stormy. I'll get his last coat done when I do the last coat on the stock horse mini.

I think it's funny that I somehow managed to put buckskin on two of the three jumping horses that are going right now. The Wee Jay will be appy though. He and the Friesian custom need a couple more coats before they are ready for markings. Buckskin is so hard to paint!

These guys need a lot more work and have kind of been shelved while I do work on the others. I still think they'll be done in time though! They'll be really dark palominos.

And last but not least are these bays! The Swaps needs more detail work on the dapples, and they all need at least one more coat of oils. Once in a while I sketch the pattern in before I finish my oil painting, which is what's going on with the fellow in back. And that's it! (As if that weren't enough!)


Tara said...

awwww my Indy! so nice to see her in your blog. my, you have a lot to keep you busy!

Mel Miller said...

Indeed I do! I'm going to need a nice vacation soon. 8-o I have ideas to tweak the color on Indy there - I'll send you a bigger pic when I think I have it sorted out! :-D