As progress continues on the San Marco Horses painting, I thought I would discuss one of my artistic idiosyncrasies with you.
The most noticeable difference to the painting this time is that the horses have been painted in their base bronze color (layers of green patina are to follow). I tend to paint in small, manageable sections (e.g., a horse’s tail, leg, neck, etc.) from right to left (since I’m left handed and I don’t want to accidently smudge paint). I first paint the shadow areas and then move into light areas to sculpt the form.
As writers are advised to establish a flow of putting their ideas down on paper before coming back to make edits, I paint each section of an object, then come back later to edit those “What was I thinking?” areas.
The next time you check back to watch the painting’s progress, I plan to show you the completed painting.
What do you think?
I appreciate your thoughts and constructive criticisms.