01 March 2007

They Paint Horses, Don't They?

If they stand still long....

Still trying to get the hang of this Corel Painter program. Not as tactile as using a paintbrush, but you can balance that by undoing your mistakes. Which makes me more apt to play with color if I'm not killing a six dollar sheet of paper each time I experiment. Working oil of a horse head.



Since I like the three dimensional also, I've played with painting a horse fairly literally. We did a painted ponies charity auction -I didn't feel up to tackling a full size fiberglass horse and getting it painted in time, so I went with a Breyer sized horse. I chose a Clydesdale, so naturally he became... Bravehorse.
This is Bravehorse, who was auctioned off and went to a good Celtic home.








Trust me, he looked much better before I flashburned him. Next time I won't wait until 10 minutes before I need to turn a project in to photograph it.
I'll even put up pictures of a REAL horse this weekend. I haven't painted him. Yet. He came pre-painted...

4 comments:

Carla said...

That wouldn't be woad on Bravehorse's face, would it?

Constance said...

Why yes, yes it 'woad'. Why do you ask?? *G*
Thank you, I'll be here all week...

(You had to have seen that one coming. :)

Gabriele C. said...

That first pic is very pretty.

But the poor Bravehorse. All the other horses will make fun of its blue face. :)

Constance said...

Hence the sword...
I would think the other horses would be more apt to make fun of his kilt. Hey, I only make to order, psychoanalysis is extra.
Besides, he's a young horse. It's what all the other teen horsies are wearing. :)