Some behind the scenes sleuthing went into my latest commission off the easel. Justin, an Arab X gelding, is owned and loved by a recent university graduate. Her mother secretly arranged our photo-shoot, selected the studies and subsequently arranged a surprise presentation of the completed painting! This was a graduation gift to Una from her family. A feel good project all around, Justin’s owner was thrilled with her painting. Thanks Una, enjoy ALWAYS 🙂
Here is how the project evolved:
Sketch Study #1:
The glow, unique pose and likeness in study #2 of Justin lead us to choosing this layout & palette for his final portrait. To be completed using several layers of glazes and smooth details. Here is the final product:
Thank you for following along. The Original Studies of Justin are currently available for purchase. Click the images of the studies for links to purchase online, or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Back by popular demand, Dutch Auction has also made a return!! Four paintings are still in the running, prices are dropping $20 Wednesday’s weekly, until SOLD. Click HERE for remaining paintings, don’t wait too long, or they might be gone!