I started off with a plan in my head to create a mixed media horse, a little like the dog I did earlier in my blog. So to begin with I found a nice photo I had, and started putting down some paint. It turned out to be a very muted tone horse head, and to give it dimension I added some shadow, just slightly, I then got a little lost in my original intent, as I had not planed the lines and borders I wanted before stencilling in bright tones in a variety of pattern forms. I had left the painting on the side, for a week, looking at it frequently, and decided to leave as is, I did consider adding a more detailed eye, as it had dried to a very light tone, but have now decided it should be left. So it is as in my title a very wishy washy watercolour horse.
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I think it’s wonderful and horses are tough!! This is beautiful. If it were mine I might punch up the color a bit but I love the shapes!
Thank you Laura, I do feel it would benefit from a little more work, just scared I might wreck it, stupid really as its only paper! I have been trying to achieve this sort of look for a while ( only with a larger variety of contemporary colours) if I put more work into it I think it will end up looking like many of my other pieces,
Yikes scary decisions?
I understand totally, believe me!
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Love it, I don’t think that it’s wishy washy at all, the muted tones are lovely.