International Artist's Collaboration Challenge Video # 04 for July
Our collaboration artists now are working on our fourth challenge painting since we started these collaborations. Jason Bowen challenged us to just "Paint a Horse." He didn't provide any photos and asked that we paint a full-horse body, not just a head-shot. So I started studying the anatomy of a horse since I had never painted a horse in all my years of painting.
It's amazing what you can find by just Googling "Anatomy of a horse." I found a lot of images but most all of them were copyrighted so I couldn't use them to paint from.
I am a member of a Facebook Group call Photos for Art. This site is a place where photographers upload photos and allow artists to paint them without any copyright issues. So I perused this site looking for good photos of full-body horses. I also wanted one in motion so I could show some movement in the painting. Thanks to a photographer named Kairen Jamieson I downloaded several photos that I could paint from. Here is the photo I selected:
I cropped it to a size that would make a good painting on 11"X14" paper.
Here's a photo of my finished painting:
Here is the link for the video of the finished painting or click on the photo above.
This video will go live to the Public on August 29, 2016, so you have a chance to see it before everyone else has a chance, because you subscribe to my Newsletter. I hope you like the painting and the video.
LIVE Streaming Web Classes
Here is the list of the remaining LIVE classes scheduled for 2016
All classes start at 1:00PM Eastern Time.
Class 9 - Oils September 21, 2016
Class 10 - Watercolor September 28, 2016
Class 11 - Oils October 19, 2016
Class 12 - Oils November 16, 2016
Class 13 - Oils December 21, 2016
Class 14 - Watercolor December 28, 2016
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