I really enjoy the endurance horse and
the settings they are in as a subject for my paintings. It gives
me a wide range of compositions and colors.
I paint in a traditional style of layering
the transparent paint. I choose the most transparent watercolors
and layer thin coats over previously dry layers to get the colors
I want. All parts of the paintings have many layers. Light colors
will usually have at least 4 layers and black which is made by
layering blues, purples, greens and reds, will have as many as
15 layers of thin paint. The layering gives the transparent watercolor
a translucent quality. You actually see through the layers. If
the paint is applied thick and just in one or a few layers it
becomes opaque & dull. I paint on high quality 300#, 100%
rag(cloth) watercolor paper. Most of the paintings are from my
own photos and others are from customers.
If you are interested in one of the paintings
that I have painted, or commission work, please give me a call.