Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Like my pun? I actually like doing detailed, repetitive work, I wouldn't be painting models if I didn't, but my body rebels something fierce. When I'm roaning, I have a bad habit of hunching over and then I hold the model way over to the left, so my head is crooked from looking over. I don't know why I do that, it's kind of like sticking your tongue out while concentrating. I actually set a timer to go off every half hour so I can get up and move around. It doesn't help much, though. My neck and shoulder are screaming by the end of the day.
Finn got another layer. I'm trying to keep his body light for the moment. I am finding that whenever I use a cadmium or napthol color in my mix, it takes an extra long time to dry. I have a tube of permanent red light (I bought it mistakenly thinking it was cadmium red light), and that paint will stay wet on the palette for over a week. So any chestnut or bay ends up taking longer than I would like.

Here's Daffyd with another layer. I've put some paint on his mane/tail and also done a little with his face, too.

Ravenhill is a little tacky still, so I didn't move him, and I painted some more on Vixen's legs and underside, but it doesn't look much different from the last photo, so I haven't included it.

I will be doing a lot more roaning on Swaps in the upcoming week, and I'm determined to work a little bit on one of my sales pieces! 


zedonks said...

That Swaps is a THING OF BEAUTY! What a wonder!

elf said...

GORgeous! All of them. *swoon* That Dafydd is stunning, I actually drool when I look at him.