Thursday, July 15, 2010
WIP Feeding horses
This is as far as I have gotten on this painting. In the last post about this painting, I asked for suggestions on how to do the gravel and hay. My good friend Deb Ward ( http://debwardart.blogspot.com/) suggested that on the gravel I splatter and for the hay I build layers by using masking fluid. I failed miserably on both.
I tried the splatter and I did not get the effect I wanted so I scrubbed it off. I then tried salt. Nothing. I even used kosher salt so it would be large blots left. So I will probably go back to the splatter, but use gauche or liquid acrylics to achieve the look.
As for the hay, I could not get fine lines with my masking fluid. I suppose I need to look into getting a masquepen to get the fine lines I need.
I am still liking the painting. I like the how horses and the girl are shaping up. But, as my fellow GCWS and blogger pal Rhonda (http://www.rhcarpenter.blogspot.com/) stated in her blog, I am starting to get too tight with my painting. I have given myself an finish date as a week from today. This will either frustrate me or push me to let it flow. We shall see.