Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 4 (enhancing fur)

24 Jun
(Note: Did you miss Steps 1-3? Search for “Sleepyhead!”) Step 4 I’ve let the painting dry a bit, so that I can utilize the “fat over lean” method of applying paint. Moving away from ultramarine blue for a short time,...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 3 (fur beginnings)

31 May
(Note: Did you miss Steps 1-2? Search for “Sleepyhead!”) Step 3 Keeping the warm color scheme, I’ve moved on to the fur. Again, using a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Orange (I combine cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Red...
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Painting “Sleepyhead,” step 2 (background)

31 May
(Note: If you missed Step 1, you can check it out here.) Step 2 Using the suggestion of Mikki Senkarik, I work from background to foreground, opting for a warm color scheme throughout the entire piece. Using a mix of...
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“Blackie,” step 4 (finis)

13 May
(Note: Updated with high-resolution scan of the painting. -MB) Step 4 (Once again, apologies for the slightly out-of-focus photo.) All done. I will upload a much better image of this painting once it has dried a bit more. I will...
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New Product Announcement: A collection of horses

3 Apr
I never tire of drawing and painting horses.  Their beauty, passion, strength and dignity have inspired generations down through the ages. Beyond transportation and competition, horses have been, and continue to be, our companions. -Michael Brugh In light of my...
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