This is one of several equine works I will be completing over the next several months. My latest paintings are more monochromatic featuring a very limited pallet. For this one I will be working primarily with umbers and siennas, cream and white.
After establishing the composition and position of the figures in a sketch, I prepare my substrate at the actual size of the finished painting, in this case 36 inches high by 50 inches long.
After transferring the drawing at full size, I begin laying in the under painting. Here I establish the tone and color that will show through in the completed work.