Thursday, January 17, 2013

On My Easel

On My Easel
16" x 20"
16 of 30

This is the third study of Chief that I'm painting.  I'll post the others at a later date.  This size takes me days, so I thought I'd post several steps.  I used grid lines and Bargue drawing techniques to get the horse right.  Both are helpful.  You can google Bargue to learn about it.  It's really great.  It has you visually lining up parts of the object both horizontally and vertically with other parts of the object.

8 comments:

Rachel Holland said...

Really glad to see your work and read your bio. Keep up the beautiful painting! Re-post it once it is finished!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is truly amazing Pam.
Cant wait to see it finished.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

So skillfully done. Love the movement and free-spirited nature you have captured. Well done.

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful so far!....I'll be watching for the next phase

CrimsonLeaves said...

I often use grid lines with portraits but I'm trying so hard to be able to draw naturally. I have to say that I think this is a slightly tighter style for you and I just love it!

Pam Holnback said...

Rachel, thank you so much! I'll be re-posting several times.

Thank you Julie. It is a fun challenge for me!

Debbi, Thanks so much! Love your adjective: free spirit! A wonderful way to describe him.

Thanks so much Celeste.

Sherry, Thank you. I, too, prefer to just draw, But, this is a commission and I really want him to be "right."

hmuxo said...

It's coming along beautifully, Pam!!
I look forward to your next post.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, great job, you captured the movement of this beautiful horse! Fun to see the progression of you work!